Amritsar, March 3
Harwinder Singh, the additional assistant commissioner of police, ordered traffic officers to ensure the implementation of traffic standards in letter and spirit, adding that no tourist should be harassed into stopping their vehicle to verification.
Do not unnecessarily harass tourists from outside Punjab. If a tourist is caught flouting the traffic rules, the cops should make him realize his mistake and guide him properly after informing him of the traffic rules. Traffic police are there to keep traffic flowing, to enforce standards and not to harass commuters. —Harwinder Singh, Additional Deputy Police Commissioner
“Do not unnecessarily harass tourists coming from outside Punjab in vehicles. If a tourist was caught flouting the traffic rules, the cops should make him realize his mistake and guide him properly after briefing him on the traffic rules,” the CPA said. Traffic police are there to streamline traffic, ensure standards are enforced and not harass commuters, he said.
Iqbal Singh, deputy traffic police commissioner, told staff to get to their places of duty on time and regulate traffic in case traffic lights are malfunctioning. He insisted on being a respectful traffic policeman. He also ordered them to ensure that no vehicles were parked in the no-parking zones and outside the yellow lines.
He said there were regular complaints about traffic jams in and around the walled city in addition to other traffic congestion points. He said they should not stand by the side of the road becoming a mute spectator. He said it was their primary duty to regulate traffic and if anyone was found nonchalant in their approach appropriate action would be taken.