To tackle traffic woes and petty crime, Ghaziabad swears by a PPP mode

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To tackle traffic woes and petty crime, Ghaziabad swears by a PPP mode

Ghaziabad is now focusing on greater Public Police Partnership (PPP) to check growing incidents of petty crime and management of traffic in the city.

To tackle traffic woes and petty crime, Ghaziabad swears by a PPP mode

Arihant Harmony, a residential society in Indirapuram, on Sunday hosted citizen-traffic police meet, where SP Traffic, Ghaziabad, and other senior police officials briefed the residents about the various steps being taken to keep the roads safe and remove traffic bottlenecks.

The meeting was convened under the aegis of Federation of Association of Apartment Owners (FedAOA), an apex body of residents’ associations of the city.

The police officials also appraised the residents of the need for police verification of all domestic helps working in high-rise apartments. The traffic police officials also urged the citizens to inform police about any abandoned vehicles or unclaimed vehicles parked inside societies and help police by identifying possible spots of traffic jams in the city. If security personnel engaged with schools and colleges can be deployed for traffic management when they can, police officials said would greatly help the traffic police.

The residents sought from police, contact details of police officials, police stations, control rooms for ready reference. The residents wanted the police to give more attention to growing incidents of chain snatching and petty crime.

Alok Kumar, patron of FedAOA and resident of Arihant Harmony said, “In this Police Public Partnership, we are preparing a list of security guards who will help the traffic police to manage the traffic from 5-6 pm. They will be trained for a week in Police Lines by the Ghaziabad Police before being deployed on the road.”