Hyderabad: Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar on Friday flagged off two highway patrol vehicles aimed to tackle the increased vehicular movement and vulnerable accident spots on National Highway- 44 from Rajendranagar to Shadnagar.
The Commissioner said the teams would check on traffic violations including drunk driving, no helmet, cell phone driving, no seat belt, goods vehicles carrying passengers and over-speeding. He requested citizens not to use earphones while driving and crossing roads.
“They will also check the sale and consumption of liquor at unauthorised places on the motorway. The patrolling staff will help citizens in case of vehicle breakdown, exhaustion of fuel, route direction and guide visually impaired persons,” Sajjanar said, adding, the patrol teams would also educate villagers, school children and auto-rickshaw drivers on social issues, women safety and road safety.
The teams are to coordinate with hospitals, police stations, ambulances and National Highway authorities as well.
Each team will consist of a Sub-inspector, two Assistant Sub-inspectors, a Head Constable, a Police Constable and a driver. According to the Cyberabad Police, the patrolmen during an accident will cordon the spot, give first aid, call the ambulance and shift the injured to the nearby hospital apart from taking photos or videos of the spot and informing the local police station.
The patrol officers will also be responsible of reporting on issues such as poor illumination, road marking, road damages, signage and vehicle checking during emergencies, said the Commissioner. Public can provide feedback on the Highway Patrol Police to the Control Room on 8500411111.