An integrated traffic management system for Chennai will be introduced under the BOT (build, operate and transfer) mode and under the PPP (public-private partnership) annuity model, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa announced on Monday.
This is to upgrade traffic management in the city to international standards, the Chief Minister said in her concluding address to the conference of police officers at Fort St. George here.
Making 34 announcements, she said that in response to requests from 10 District Collectors and Superintendents of Police, she decided to sanction additional highways patrol units. Old patrol vehicles and equipment that had outlived their utility would be replaced.
The solatium of Rs.25,000, now provided from the Victim Assistance Fund to the families of those who died in road accidents, would be enhanced to Rs.50,000. The amount paid to the grievously injured persons would be increased from Rs.15,000 to Rs.30,000.
In her address, Ms Jayalalithaa said the number of people killed in the road accidents had increased by 50 per cent over the last 10 years. Efforts should be made to reduce fatalities.
Pointing out that the e-challan system for spot fining was found to be successful in Chennai, she said this would be extended to other five Commissionerates. It would also be tried on pilot basis in Kancheepuram district.
The creation of Tiruppur Commissionerate, the post of Deputy Commissioner (Traffic) in Coimbatore city, traffic police stations for Perambalur, Batlagundu (Dindigul District) and Sholavaram, Gummidipoondi and Uthukottai (Tiruvallur) and the formation of an anti-naxalite wing in Theni had been approved.
As a measure of crime control, it was proposed that the installation of CCTV (closed-circuit television) would be made mandatory in all commercial establishments and places where large gatherings congregate as a condition of licence under relevant provisions of municipal / panchayat rules.
3 PLATOONS FOR ARIYALUR
The Ariyalur district did not have an Armed Reserve of its own and had to depend on Perambalur District Armed Reserve for its requirements. Three platoons would be sanctioned for Ariyalur, apart from diverting one platoon from Perambalur. Totally, Ariyalur would have four platoons of Armed Reserve.
The allocation for Boys Club would be enhanced from Rs.66,000 to Rs.75,000 a year for all clubs. Their members would be permitted to use municipal corporation/government school buildings after school hours for learning the skills. The clubs would be sanctioned for Ariyalur, Tiruppur and Dharmapuri districts.
The provision of 10 PVC chairs for each of 1,492 police stations in the State at a total cost of about Rs.1 crore, the increase in scholarship amount for wards of the police personnel from Rs.20,000 to Rs. 25,000 for including hostel fees and the financial assistance of Rs.10,000 towards rehabilitation of victims rescued from the clutches of traffickers were approved, the Chief Minister added.
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