Bengaluru: Will there be some solution to traffic woes of Bengaluru soon? Taking up the city’s pathetic traffic situation on a priority basis on Saturday, Deputy Chief Minister Dr G. Parameshwar, who is also the home minister, told top traffic police officers of the city to come out with a short-term plan to decongest the city.
Soon after taking charge of his Home portfolio, Mr Parameshwar held an hour-long meeting with senior police officers and instructed the city traffic police to improve the traffic situation in Bengaluru.
Worried over the steep increase in crimes in the state and city, he told the officers to give priority to law and order in the state and advised Bengaluru Police Commissioner T. Suneel Kumar to improve the beat system in the city.
He promised the officers that he will ensure necessary infrastructure, including sanctioning of new police stations, recruitments, training and security for Bengaluru Metro Rail.
Mr Parameshwar said that he will convene another meeting with the traffic police, BBMP, BDA, BMRCL and other stakeholders to improve the infrastructure in Bengaluru as he is also holding the Bengaluru development portfolio.
“The whole country is watching the Congress-JD(S) coalition government. Without the cooperation of the police department, it is not possible to maintain law and order and to provide better administration. Senior police officers should carry out their responsibilities in a transparent manner,” Mr Paramesh- war advised the officers.
He said the murders of journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh and writer M.M. Kalaburgi should be solved soon.
Chief Secretary Rathna Prabha, Additional Chief Secretary Rajaneesh Goyal, DG&IGP Neela- mani Raju, DGP Kishore Chandra, DGP M.N. Reddi, Bengaluru Police Commissioner Sunil Kumar, ADGP Praveen Sood and other senior police officers attended the meeting....