The Whatsapp helpline number launched by Traffic Police in Patna, earlier this year, has already become a hit among Patnaites.
Talking about the impact of the helpline, Traffic SP Prantosh Kumar Das says, “Now people are sending pictures, videos, messages of traffic condition from different localities. All the information is helping us in making traffic movement smoother and also nabbing the violators.”
The traffic police is also actively promoting the app in every locality in the city. Campaigns are being launched, and helpline number is being endorsed near railway stations, busy markets, and bus stands. Large number of new trolleys have been placed near Karbighyia locality with Whatsapp number painted on it.
Even citizens are taking interest in getting in touch with traffic police more often to let them know about violators. “There was a gang of bikers in my locality who used to indulge into bike stunts after getting drunk. Last week, I took a picture of those bikers and sent it to Patna Traffic Police via Whatsapp. Police contacted with me and then strict action has been taken against those bikers,” shares Dipak Kumar Singh, a resident of Kankarbagh Patna.
Be a responsible Patnaite
A little effort from your side can help the traffic police in maintaining law and order in the city. Get in touch with the traffic police on the number – 91-9234600501 and send them pictures, videos that can help them nab the traffic violators.