Just Like Chandigarh, Mohali Traffic Police Also Gets Body Cameras

To keep a record of the traffic rules violators/offenders, to streamline smooth functioning and to bring more transparency in the working of the police department the Mohali Police initiated Traffic Martial System in Mohali. Working on the Pattern of Chandigarh and Ludhiana where these projects have already been launched, the Mohali Police department has launched the initiative on pilot project basis in Mohali and Zirakpur.

Traffic police personnel, especially those at the nakas will be equipped with body cameras fitted in their uniforms. This special device will enable them to film offenders who would be issued challans for various traffic violations.

The initiative in Ludhiana was first-of-its kind in the state to ensure better traffic handling. This move also abetted the department to keep a track of any account of misbehaviour either by public or by the officer on duty.

The project in Mohali was launched by SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal who said that in the initial phase traffic police officials at Mohali and Zirakpur will be equipped with the body cameras to keep a hawk eye on all the activities of the officials.

Alco meters to be launched soon

Chahal while emphasizing on this initiative also stated that this move will bring transparency in challan process besides checking corruption in the department. It was also informed that besides expanding this project in other parts of the district to ensure smooth and uninterrupted traffic flow the department will also be providing Alco meters to the officials to inspect drink-and-drive cases.

Traffic Marshals introduced in Chandigarh

In addition to the body camera project the Mohali SSP also introduced 35 traffic marshals who will be very significant in keeping a close eye on traffic officials as well as on traffic violators. These traffic marshals will not only assist during special drives but will also play a vital role at drink and drive nakas in Mohali.

He said that keeping transparency in department’s working module is essential to strengthen people’s trust in the force. The Department is seeking help from traffic marshals for night check posts to make sure that only the traffic violators are challaned and that there is no misbehave incident with anyone in Mohali.

Furthermore, It has been specially directed to the Traffic police that only the defaulters are challaned for violation of traffic rules to keep a tap on unnecessary harassment of the drivers.

Source: TOI and The Indian Express

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