Cuttack: Odisha DGP Abhay on Tuesday inaugurated the new building of National Highway Traffic Police Station at Pratap Nagari in Cuttack.
Addressing mediapersons, the DGP said that offices of DCP Traffic, ACP Traffic, and other senior officials along with a barrack will be set up on the premises.
“Odisha Government has been emphasizing on traffic management. 500 traffic posts had been created across the State, including Commissionerate, last year. There are plans to create more traffic posts in the future,” said DGP Abhay.
“There is a Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety for reducing fatal accidents on National Highway or other highways and it is also a high priority of the State Government. It is our responsibility to implement traffic regulations and reduce road fatalities,” he added.
Twin City Police Commissioner Saumendra Priyadarshi informed that the National Highway Traffic Police Station was earlier set up at Phulnakhara for proper implementation of traffic management and to check fatal accidents on Bhubaneswar-Cuttack National Highway.
The Traffic Police Station was running from a small building. There was the need for a full-fledged Traffic Police Station as the Transport Department is going to install cameras on the National Highway in the coming days and they will be monitored from the Traffic Police Station.
There is need for a monitoring system for Cuttack-Bhubaneswar traffic, which will be done from the National Highway Traffic Police Station and it will also help in checking fatal accidents.
The National Highway Traffic Police Station will work in coordination with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), Health Department, and other institutions. Therefore, better infrastructure will fetch better results.