Cyberabad police, SCSC felicitate traffic volunteers
SCSC and the Traffic Police introduced the concept of traffic volunteers in 2013
HYDERABAD: Controlling traffic in an area like Cyberabad is no child's play. It is definitely not in the hands of one person or one team to control traffic at every hour of the day.
The State Civil Services Commission (SCSC) along with Cyberabad traffic Police felicitated some of the best traffic volunteers of the city, who became a helping hand to the traffic police and volunteered to handle the busy roads.
SCSC and the Traffic Police introduced the concept of traffic volunteers in 2013 aiming at providing support to the traffic police for controlling the ever-growing traffic in the IT corridor. Gradually, volunteers from various walks of life like Pharma, Health-sciences, self-employed youth, housewives etc. volunteered to do their bit for the busy traffic junctions of Cyberabad.
Secretary General, SCSC Krishna Yedula said, " SCSC has taken several successful initiatives since 2006 for the safety and security of the IT industry and the traffic volunteers is one of the first few initiatives taken up by SCSC, way back in 2013 – What started off as a trickle then, now it has become a regular activity of SCSC Traffic Forum. Initially, these traffic volunteers used to support the Traffic police only during regular traffic hours and now I am happy to share that they became a regular volunteer force for any kind of drive-by Cyberabad Police – that includes supporting the traffic police during Drunken drivers on weekends, capturing violations by motorists on a regular basis and being a good Samaritan for accident victims. It is a tough job, but SCSC truly appreciates our traffic volunteers' passion and commitment towards traffic safety and hope to have more and more people from all walks of life joining as volunteers."
DCP T Srinivasa Rao said, "Traffic volunteers is a good concept and I was impressed with some of the work done by the traffic volunteers, on a regular basis, with passion. I urge people from all walks of life, like housewives, students , employees working in various companies to come and support this unique initiative."
Speaking at the event, Traffic Forum Leader Sriniwas, said "around 8,200 traffic violations have been captured and 6,100 have been sent challans. Around 5,500 hours of traffic volunteering work has been done and I urge more and more people to join this voluntary movement".
SHOs Traffic Srinath, was also facilitated by the Jt Commissioner for doing first aid to an accident victim's family and rushed them to the nearest hospital.
Jt Commissioner of Police Avinash Mohanty said, "The traffic volunteer initiative taken up by SCSC and our Traffic police has stood the test of time – It started off when I was DCP Traffic at Cyberabad and nice to see that it has become a good movement and we need to spread the word around the good work done by the volunteers, so that fresh blood comes to traffic volunteers" Our Traffic police is committed to train the volunteers and make this force a large one".
The police also announced that anybody who wanted to become a traffic volunteer could send an email to email@example.com or call 9177283831.