Mangaluru: Implement manual operation of signals instead of automated signal facilities at the prominent junctions in the city during the peak hours, advised T R Suresh, Mangaluru police commissioner during the phone in programme held at his office on Friday.
Responding to a complaint during the weekly phone-in programme here, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Manjunath Shetty said that traffic signals that are set to a time were causing traffic jams during peak hours at Ambedkar Junction, Balmatta Junction and Karavali Junction.
In response to this, the police commissioner said that the traffic police should opt for manual operation of traffic signals. Manual operation will prevent traffic jams during peak traffic movement. It will also be helpful during VIP movement.
“The traffic signals can also be operated manually. Our staff needs to be trained in it,” he told reporters.
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Cheating in the guise of women police
Social worker B S Hasanabba called and informed of a cheating network functioning in the city where a phone call is made and the caller informs that they are women police and that there is opportunity to stop the case through negotiations. Therefore the person on the other side of the line needs to come with some money. The social worker requested the police to take notice of the issue and take necessary action. He also pointed out that the vehicles in the city do not make space for the ambulance to pass through. Chicken meat vendors are disposing the waste into Netravati River and causing environment pollution. Therefore, he insisted that the police take action on this. In response the commissioner asked the staff to look into the issues.
There was a complaint from a trader from the city’s central market stating that due to the road side vendors, traders within the market who pay rent are incurring loss. Besides, as the footpaths and roadsides have been encroached by roadside vendors, the customers are unable to enter the market.
In response Mr Suresh asked the officers to immediately start an operation to evict roadside vendors and illegal shacks within the vicinity of the Surathkal and central market area.
Another caller pointed out that haphazard parking of vehicle along the Kuttar-Deralakatte road causes a major hindrance to the free flow of vehicular traffic and that buses are being illegally stopped in the middle of Thokkottu road. In response the police commissioner asked the traffic police to lock such vehicles and book cases.
Notice to seize buses
Ullal-Kunjaithbail route private bus which is supposed to travel via Taretota has changed its route and is instead going through Kankanady-Bendorewell-Kadri-Mallikatte-Nanthoor route. This is causing problem to passengers from Taretota area, complained a caller. In response, the commissioner observed that there have been multiple complaints from that bus and therefore directed ACP Manjunath shetty to seize the vehicle instead of levying a fine.
A caller informed that a barricade that had been placed near Durga Mahal at Mannagudda was recently removed and because of this the students are finding it difficult to cross the road. Therefore the caller requested to put back the barricade at here. Mr Suresh responded and said that an inspection will be done based on which a proper final decision will be taken.
Another caller informed that some suspicious people were loitering in Malemar locality and in response the police commissioner said that the patrol system will be tightened.
In response to a complaint that fish was being sold on the roadside at Haleyangadi, Mr Suresh said that this will be informed to the local Panchayat and a notice will be sent for the creation of a fully equipped fish market here.
High beam light of two wheelers
A caller complained that a few two wheeler riders, under the influence of alcohol ride their bikes at exceeding the limit speeds, that too with their headlights on high beam during the nights. In response the commissioner informed that operation is being conducted against drink and drive offence. Action will also be taken against high beam headlight, he said.
95th phone in programme
This was the 95th phone in programme which received altogether 32 calls. DCP Hanumantaraya, ACP Manjunath Shetty, Inspectors Shiv Prakash and Gurudut Kamath, PSI Kamala, ASI Yusuf, Head constable Purushottama, President of Dakshina Kannada Bus Owners Association Dilraj Alva, treasurer Sushit Shetty and others were present.
- Foul smell near Bejai auto rikshaw stand
- Vehicles parked on footpaths at Kankanday causing trouble to pedestrians.
- Red stones piled on the roadside along Jayanagar road in Jalligudde is causing problem to vehicular movement
- Vehicles being parked in the middle of the road near ‘Naga Katte’
- Flexes fixed to electricity poles at Yemmekere still remain though a month has passed by
- Gas delivery people are charging more for delivery
- City bus to Atrebail is not doing its trips properly
- A few rapscallion youths are spending their time at a few shacks in Bajpe during the night and causing trouble
- Vehicle parked along the roadside from Collector’s Gate to Bendorewell is causing inconvenience to the free flow of vehicles.
- Ganja trafficking is taking place at Marnamikatte during the nights
- Buses are stopping in the middle of the road along the Panambur-Baikampady road and making passengers to board or alight causing much trouble to everyone.
- The goods of a building under construction near Falnir hospital have been placed on the footpath causing much trouble to pedestrians.
- Vehicles are being parked on the footpath along the light house hill road.
- A workshop in Padil is functioning even though its trade license has been cancelled.
- Buses are operating only during the day at Mularpattana where the bridge has collapsed and hence causing much inconvenience for night passengers.
- Bill payment for private vehicles which were used during the previous elections is still pending.