According to the initial plan, the volunteers would work regulate peak-hour traffic in the vicinity of their residence at least once a week along with police.
Over 500 residents have applied to join Ghaziabad police’s “Citizen Volunteer Force”.
The Ghaziabad police had recently launched Citizen Volunteer force (CVF), a campaign to encourage residents to coordinate with the local police to ease traffic woes, improve police-public communication, and reduce crime.
According to the initial plan, the volunteers would regulate peak-hour traffic in the vicinity of their residence at least once a week along with police. The volunteers will be provided with special ID cards, CVF cap and a high-visibility reflective CVF jackets, which would identify them as police volunteers. Overall coordination will be under the supervision of the local SHO and CVF coordinators.
Akash Tomar, SP City of Ghaziabad police, urged residents to join hands with the police and become a citizen volunteer. “We are getting excellent response for now and will start in an organised manner over the next few days,” Tomar further said.
City Spidey spoke to Saurabh Sharma, an advertising professional and a resident of Indirapuram's Sunrise Greens, who volunteered for the CVF campaign. Sharma said one should do one's own bit for the common good. “I can very well give some of my morning and evening hours for the good of the neighbourhood. It is not that big a price to pay,” Sharma added.