THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The City Traffic Police have made extensive regulations and arrangements in view of the school reopening on Monday and put in place more stringent norms to deal with those who overcrowd the school buses and vans with children. The vehicles which carry students should not stop in front of schools and main roads; instead, they should drop students on school premises only.
Vehicles coming to schools located in Pattom like St Mary’s, Government Girls High School, Kendriya Vidyalaya and Arya Central School should be parked from MG College Junction to Paruthippara; from Marappalam to Kuravankonam; and from GG Hospital Junction to Kumarapuram without creating traffic blocks. Vehicles should not be parked at Ulloor, Kesavadaspuram, Pattom and PMG Junction.
“Steps have been taken to make use of the service of KSRTC employees in main junctions on the school working days,” said Rajmohan M, Assistant Commissioner, Traffic North.
Tipper lorries and heavy vehicles should not enter city limits during school time.
All the school managements should take steps to avoid accidents in consultation with school safety officers, principal, headmaster, teachers, student police cadets and police as per the government directives.
“The Traffic Police will use its full strength to ensure road safety in view of the school reopening,” said Rajmohan.
The City Police are also joining hands with the Traffic Police for regulating traffic. “We are deploying men from local stations as well as 30 personnel from the AR camp. The station house officers of each police station will be in charge of the traffic regulations in the respective areas. Police personnel will be deployed for traffic arrangements as per the needs and according to availability,” said Putta Vimaladitya, DCP (Law and Order).
However, the City Police will make it sure that at a time there will be at least 50 police personnel assigned for traffic duty in various parts of the city and they would be deployed in front of schools and main junctions.