Join hands to improve Traffic in the holy City

Dear Citizens
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 policehelp100@gmail.com or kunwarv@yahoo.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.
At Bhandari Bridge, we have fixed central dividers to prevent assimilation of incoming and outgoing traffic. Central dividers have also been fixed to divide the traffic from Bhandari Bridge to Railway Station and towards Court Road (Ashoka Chowk). At the Bhandari Bridge, sub-lanes have been made workable on both the sides for cycle rickshaw and auto rickshaw.

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


Dr.Charanjit Singh Gumtala said...

Sat Sri Akal to all readers.SSP has done good job for the smooth flow of traffic.Citizens should abide his suggestions and co-operate him.No person should be given relaxation as given to shopkeepers from Sheranwala gate to Malakan It is my humble request to the Disttt. administration to publish hand bills about the traffic rules in Punjabi and Hindi on the same page for which people can be challned and then should start punish the guilty.Chandigarh police earned Rs 3 crore and 51 lakh from challans last year.Traffic police should be organized on the pattern of Chandigarh .Amritsar is world famous city and national and international tourists visit this city but here seems the jungle raz so far as traffic is concerned. High ups like IG (Border range),DIG( Border Range) and 2 SSP are here.They should perform their duties and act according to Law of the land and catch the culprit who so ever may be.Dr.Kiran Bedi is our role model and we are proud of her.In Canada traffic police challaned the Prime Minister .Similarly grand daughter of US President was put in jail .IAS and IPS officers are the cream of the society and we are proud of them.Time has come for them to maintain the dignity of the status.Politicians are not the above of the law.These rules are very fine but only will give results if violators are punished according to law.I once again appreciate the efforts our hon'ble SSP and wish his success.
With regards
Dr.Charanjit Singh Gumtala
Patron Amritsar Vikas Manch

sudhir said...

hello sir,
Good Morning

Mission Aagaaz said...

Esteemed Sir

Mission Aagaaz has always appreciated your vision of crime-free society. You are indeed an embodiment of missionary zeal and visionary mind. We extend our full support for improving the traffic of Amritsar. Whereas it is true that police alone cannot bring all the changes in traffic regulation, but the menace of private buses and three wheelers can only be controlled by challaning them at the spot when found violating traffic rules. These two categories mostly defy the traffic rules by over speeding, pulling up brakes at their sweet will without bothering for anybody coming behnid them, blowing pressure horns, breaking red light signals etc. even traffic lights are out of order at some important chowks such as Putlighar chowk, Gumtala Bypass chowk etc.
After talking to some Traffic constables, it has been concluded that even they are scared of these two categories and hesitate in taking against them.
Traffic constables should be enthused and motivated to perform their duty to the optimum level. We must ensure strict rules like in Chandigarh

We once again appreciate your concern for improving the traffic system and extend our full support for the same.

With regards,
Gurbhej Singh Sandhu
General Secretary
Mission Aagaaz


I am fully satisfied with the views of Dr Charanjit Singh Gumtala


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Deptt of Pharmacy