DGP launches Traffic Hackathon-2022 “Swift City-Safe City”
Says, Hackathon aimed to ensure efficient, orderly, and safe traffic management
Srinagar: The Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh, today launched an event Traffic Hackathon- 2022 “Swift City-Safe City”, by seeking ideas from students and faculties of colleges and institutes in Jammu and Kashmir to address the traffic management issues, at a function held at Traffic Police Headquarters here today.
The event was organised by J&K Traffic Headquarters in collaboration with IIT Jammu, NIT Srinagar, and IIM Jammu.
Spl. DGP Crime J&K, A. K. Choudhary, ADGP Security, J&K, Dr. S.D Singh Jamwal, ADGP (Hqrs) PHQ, M. K. Sinha, ADGP (Coord) PHQ, Danesh Rana, ADGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, IGP Traffic J&K Vikramjit Singh, IGP Headquarters, PHQ, B.S Tuti, DIG Traffic Kashmir Javed Ahmad Koul, Commissioner SMC, Athar Aamir Khan, SO to IGP Traffic SSP Maqsood Ul Zaman, SSP Srinagar, Rakesh Balwal, Incharge Director NIT Srinagar, Mohammad Farooq Wani, AIG (Training and Policy) JS Johar, SSP Traffic Srinagar Muzaffar Shah, students from different institutions and other senior officers of traffic police, Srinagar city were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the DGP said that Hackathon is an effort of J&K Police to address traffic issues being faced by commuters in J&K and is aimed to ensure efficient, orderly, and safe traffic management. He said that most traffic accidents are occurring because of negligent driving and said that people have to follow the traffic rules for their own safety and the safety of others. He stressed attitudinal change of drivers for smooth traffic movement adding that many people particularly drivers don’t follow the traffic rules which actually causes traffic logjams. He thanked IIT Jammu, NIT, and IIM Srinagar for facilitating the event. He appreciated the IGP traffic for coming up with the idea which he hoped would surely contribute to addressing the traffic management issues.
On the sideline of the function, the DGP while speaking to the media said that NIT Srinagar, IIT Jammu, IIM Jammu and the National highway authority are in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Police to find a solution to the problems being faced by the people with regard to traffic management. “We want young minds to submit their proposals and recommendations which through the government would be implemented to address the issue,” he added.
Earlier, IGP Traffic J&K gave a detailed presentation about the seven traffic issues regarding which ideas have been sought are Freight Traffic Management on National Highway (Jammu- Kashmir), Travel time and traffic flow optimization in Jammu and Srinagar Cities, Smart driver training for attitudinal change, Parking management following system approach for the city, low-cost urban space transformation for the vulnerable road users like pedestrian and cyclists, Innovation For improving occupational safety, health for traffic personnel and Vigilance and integrity monitoring of traffic personnel.
Prof Wani of NIT Srinagar and Prof Aggrawal of IIT Jammu also spoke on the occasion and appreciated the initiative of the J&K Police and assured their full support to make this event a success.