He said loss of life caused by drunken drivers is very tragic and affects families. This has to stop. The commissioner has told people in Bangalore to expect strict enforcement of law against drink-driving and the checking time has been extended up to 4 am.
In an interaction with the members of FKCCI, he said was keen on starting community policing to combat shortage of staff. His plan to bring order in city includes:
- Streamline the manpower,
- Core area policing,
- Tech driven policing and
- Adequate training of police personnel.
To keep cops on alert at their police stations, he has written personal letters to senior officers to visit police stations. Auradkar promised increased electronic surveillance very soon.
Speaking at the same interaction Dayanand, Additional Commissioner of Police (traffic), said a plan was on to shift traffic signals near bus stops. There are 140 signals near bus stops in city. These bus stops near signals hamper free movement of traffic.
When the members of FKCCI pointed out to the menace of potholes on city roads, Dayanand said they have identified 16000 potholes in city and the BBMP has been asked to fill them.
Even the policemen have been told to inform BBMP about potholes and get them rectified. Due to potholes, traffic slows down as vehicles try to avoid hitting these big holes. Potholes damage vehicle suspension and shock absorbers.