Mysuru/Mysore: Even as City Police are taking a series of measures for finding solutions to traffic woes, the Traffic Police had to face a slew of questions at a general meeting of Mysore Grahakara Parishath (MGP) held at F.K. Irani Auditorium in Ideal Jawa Rotary School premises on JLB Road here on Sunday.
Traffic Police Inspector Shivakumar taking part in an interaction with MGP members, replied to the allegations that the Traffic Police were indiscreet in the implementation of Traffic rules and regulations and this has given rise to certain traffic issues. Maintaining that the Traffic Police have to act according to the circumstances, Shivakumar said that serious complaints on traffic issues will be brought to the notice of the higher authorities. Arguing that traffic personnel cannot be deployed on every road, he underlined the need for the motorists to voluntarily follow traffic rules and regulations and also maintain lane discipline. Replying to another question on why issues such as footpath encroachments, parking problems, road safety etc., have not yet been addressed despite several pleas, Shivakumar said that the co-operation of the public was vital to address these issues. When asked why vehicle checking was limited only to helmetless riding and collecting fines, he said that wearing helmets would save the rider from the risk of death in case of accidents. Replying to a query on the preparedness of the Police for traffic management in the next ten years, he said that road widening works were going on at several places including Irwin Road in the heart of the city, a multi-level parking facility coming up at Town Hall premises and a fly-over has been constructed at Hinkal on Hunsur road, which is expected to ease traffic movement. Also, plans are afoot to build a peripheral road , he added.
Appealing the public to immediately come to the rescue of accident victims without wasting time on taking photographs of the accident, Shivakumar pointed out that Hospitals should give priority for treating accident victims first, before seeking details about the accident.
Suyog Hospital Founder Dr. S.P. Yoganna,MGP members Bhamy V. Shenoy, K.S. Narasimhamurthy, Mahendrababu, Somnath Datta, Dr.T.N. Manjunath, Chetan Vishwanathan and others were present.