With all the police deputed to election duty yet to return to their regular postings, the resultant decrease in number of traffic police personnel caused traffic congestion in various parts of the city on Friday. Vehicles bringing back polling parties with EVMs to Dehradun also caused some traffic problems especially in suburban areas of the city.
Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Prakash Chandra said, “We are already less in numbers and some of our personnel are on election duty. As soon as they return everything will be back to normal. In the meanwhile, we ask citizens to have patience. Do not try to break your lane just because you are getting late.”
It is pertinent to mention here that about 16,000 policemen were deputed to election duty for polling held on Thursday for the parliamentary election. A number of police had not yet returned from election duty to their regular posts on Friday. Though there were some traffic police men posted at various intersections in the city, the limited number of personnel and their resulting absence in some locations resulted in exacerbating the traffic congestion that seems to be becoming a regular feature of the provisional state capital especially during peak hours.
Saturday, 13 April 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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