Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad
In a unique initiative Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and city police will join hands to make city clean, beautiful and ensure traffic discipline. A Joint Enforcement Team (JET) will move around the city and ensure cleanliness and traffic discipline.
City police commissioner A K Singh said that police will issue e-challans on the spot for traffic offences and those littering or spitting on streets. He said that CCTV cameras are installed at many places in the city and there has been rise in self discipline but the very fact that only 38 percent people pay fines for challans betray the objective.
Singh said that at present on an average daily 30,000 e-challans are issued in the city and the number is expected to rise upto one lakh. He said that the JET would move in all the 48 wards of the city and collect fine on the spot.
The city police has developed mobile app where citizen can complain directly about traffic or civic offences. Besides, there are helplines where people can complain, he added.
Municipal commissioner Vijay Nehra said that action would be taken against people spitting, littering, urinating etc on road. People who put posters on walls or make encroachments on roads will also be penalised.
He said that 50 e-rickshaws will be procured for the purpose. The JET will have 5 staff including 2 jawans from police, inspector and sanitary sub inspector from health department and driver. He said that initial work for JET has begun and the system will be implemented from June.
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