Jammu: Taking cue from its counterparts in others state, J&K Traffic Police today launched its page on Facebook and also a website where people can post pictures and videos of traffic violations.
It is part of efforts to bring down traffic violations and ensure better traffic management, Director General of Police (DGP) Kuldeep Khoda told reporters here.
"We are now on the Facebook. We appeal to the public to help us eradicate the menace of traffic violations by posting videos and pictures on it as well as on the website," the DGP said after the launch of website `www.jktrafficpolice. nic. in`.
People can just click photographs with mobile phones and also record videos about traffic violation anywhere and post it on the website and Facebook, he said adding, and “It will ensure evidence for prosecution of traffic violators and render help to the traffic police." This will bring down traffic violations in Jammu and Kashmir and general public would be a watchdog for the purpose, he said.
Police in Delhi and Maharashtra too have joined the social networking site in recent months.
Khoda said that several other measures, including installations of CCTVs, traffic lights, multi-floor parkings and strict implementation of traffic rules would improve traffic management.
Referring to complaints of corruption against traffic police personnel, Inspector General of Traffic Police Hemant Kumar Lohia said that 26 police officials have been punished during the last one year.
"We have many plans to improve traffic management and also enforcement by creating an SMS alert service, putting complaints on FM radio, setting up help desks and tying up with media houses in this regard," he said.
An Urban Mobility Traffic Authority (UMTA) is on cards, besides creation of electronic traffic management system.