Monday , 6 July 2020

Interviews

Interview with: Purushottam Sharma, “We need to empower traffic police with technology”

Bhopal is on the move. Integrated centres and traffic junctions to provide real-time information & help in effective traffic management and integrated security systems & communication systems aided by GPRS/GSM and wireless networks are giving the policeman on the road a new identity. Purushottam Sharma, Inspector General of Police (SCRB), Bhopal has now proposed the use of e-challans integrated with camera, smart card and credit card readers and the traffic control rooms, to help in booking the traffic offenders on the spot.

Interview with: Vivek Phansalkar, ‘Strengthening of Public transport is the key’

Ganapati Visarjan this year went without a traffic hiccup in Mumbai under his supervision. And now with emphasis on new technology, stationing women cops at traffic signals, organising driving lessons and workshops for errant drivers, and kickstarting an initative of levying fine with a smile, Mumbai’s new Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Vivek Phansalkar seems to be a man in ...

Interview with: Harish Baijal, A crusade against drunk-driving The Mumbai Experiment

Early 2008, on testing positive for drunk driving at Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai, an investment banker threw notes worth Rs 2000 on the traffic constable who had apprehended him. Harish Baijal, the then Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), was so miffed with the audacity of the Honda Accord owner that he personally argued the case in court resulting in the ...