Delhi Police to Sign MoU with FM Channels for Air Traffic Updates | Delhi News
NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police is in the process of signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with FM radio stations to give live updates on traffic congestion and diversions to commuters in the nation’s capital, officials said Sunday.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic Dwarka Range and Public Interface Unit) Ankit Singh said that the traffic information will be extracted from the beaches and forwarded to the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for further transmission to FM channels.
“There are over 1.22 crore of registered vehicles in the nation’s capital. People listen to FM channels while driving their vehicles. Through this system, we would like to improve our reach to more people. Commuters would get information about VVIP times, special arrangements, dharna, protest, etc. so that they can plan accordingly.We have opted for this way as we feel it is very convenient for us and the commuters.
“The Traffic Police Public Interface Unit (PIU) gets details from all ranges of the city about traffic jams or traffic jams in the respective areas. It then forwards this information to the PRO who will then share the information with FM channels for the broadcast. Commuters will also be notified of diversions on particular routes,” Singh said.
The PCD said that the Delhi police have also started collecting information from the Indian Meteorological Service (EMD) on weather conditions.
“The post-rain congestion is also becoming a very crucial factor for traffic jams. of the traffic situation across the nation’s capital,” Singh said.
Special Police Commissioner (Traffic Zone II) Surender Singh Yadav said: “We are signing the MoU because FM radios have a wide and live reach, especially with commuters as well as automobile drivers and We want them to have updates on traffic congestion or traffic movement If there are any emergencies where we detour or in which there is a forecast that the weather will n is not good and in our analysis there is traffic congestion in the late hours so it is best to keep the public updated so they can plan their trip accordingly.”
Police officials said the traffic police regularly update the traffic situation in the city through their Twitter account, but not everyone is on Twitter. “But people are listening to FM channels and can get live updates on their routes if they change,” a senior police officer said.
The officer further said, “Many times heavy vehicles including buses and trucks break down during rush hours resulting in traffic jam on that particular stretch. This kind of information can also be shared with commuters and alternative routes will be suggested to them for their convenience.The Memorandum of Understanding has not yet been signed, but we have started transmitting the information to FM channels.
Delhi Police Spokesperson Souman Nalwa said it was another step in reaching out to the citizens of the city.
“We are in the process of signing a memorandum of understanding with the FM channels. This is another step in reaching the citizens of the nation’s capital. We plan to increase our reach to the public via FM radios and keep them informed about traffic in the city,” Nalwa said.