VTET to raise 200-strong traffic brigade in Vadodara

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Vadodara, Nov 7 (UNI) Concerned over the serious traffic problems in this busy cosmopolitan city, Vadodara Traffic Education Trust (VTET) has decided to raise a 200-strong Traffic Brigade to help police effectively maintain traffic.

The trust, formed recently with public private partnership, is all set to start recruiting 100 unemployed youths in the first phase and impart proper training before their scheduled deployment at traffic jucntions in the city from January 26.

With 17 trustees representing police department, Vadodara Municipal Corporation, RTO, leading NGOs and industrial organisations, the trust hopes to create a corpus of Rs 4 crore to manage the traffic brigade and undertake a series of measures to imporve traffic engineering and road condition across the city.

the trust also conducts workshops to create awarness of traffic rules and regulations among the public.

According to VTET chairman Amit Goradia, the trust had already received a donation of Rs 21 lakh from the member trustee 'United Way of Baroda' (UWB) and another Rs 3 lakh from the Central Gujarat Chamber of Commerce (CGCC).

''Firm commitments are also in place from several other organisations and all donations to VTET will get tax exemption,'' he added.

Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana, who is also a VTET member trustee,'said the personnel of the Traffic Brigade would be properly trained by the traffic wing of police department.

Efforts were also being made to instal CCTV cameras and traffic signs' at all traffic junctions to improve the situation. ' UNI SS SSS SW KP1659

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