It is the responsibility of Traffic Police to ensure smooth flow of Traffic in the city. You are aware that Traffic Police has to be dependant upon various agencies/departments to make it convenient for the common people. The major cause of Traffic jam in the city is increasing volume of traffic on the roads. Lakhs of vehicles run on the roads of Amritsar every day. Encroachment on the roads and shortage of parking as well as under utilization of existing parking aggravates the problem. Bhandari Bridge and Hall Gate are two main points of congestion in the city. It is our constant endeavor to decongest these two points.
Delay in the completion of elevated road project has posed further threat to road-users. Four-laning of GT road and approaching Bye-pass roads simultaneous has increased the number of accidents every day. Construction/repair of Batala Road and sewerage work on Majitha Road has added chaos and mismanagement despite our best efforts. Every commercial establishment has space for parking on paper but in practice they utilize the same for commercial purpose. Amritsar Traffic Police is doing its level best to improve the situation. However you can also help us in this effort. As you know, “every citizen is a police officer” and you have all the powers of police for specific purposes. I seek your assistance to improve traffic situation in the holy city. You can also post your valuable suggestions either through this blog or on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Please utilize parking of Nehru shopping complex and do not park your vehicles on Lawrence Road. Let us make Lawrence Road parking free spot.
You can also utilize the parking at Bhandari Bridge (Deen Dayal Upadhyay Complex). Businessmen of Hall Bajar can utilize this conveniently.
Parking at Saragarhi is now ready for the commuters. The vehicles going to the holy Golden Temple can be parked there. It is also useful for shop-keepers of Katra Jaimal Singh.
From Sheranwala gate to Malka Boot (Fountain chowk) has been made one way for the vehicles going towards golden temple. The road starting from Kotwali (town hall) to Mahan Singh Gate has also been made one way for the vehicles going towards Bus Stand. However the shopkeepers of this area have been given some relaxation here.
From Bhandari Bridge to Rambagh you can approach the strait road (left hand side) without going to Hall gate.
While coming from Tarn Taran Road towards Civil Line or Cantonment area, you can take left turn from Lohgarh chowk and come via Tank Chowk-Riggo Bridge.
You can also take left turn from Central Valmiki Mandir to Bhandari Bridge via Workshop. We have made special arrangements to make this road free from encroachments.
Do not encourage cycle Rickshaw and Auto-Rickshaw to park on road sides. Please pull the top of Cycle Rickshaw up, while travelling in Cycle Rickshaw.
With Regards Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, SSP Amritsar