Mangaluru, Mar 02, 2019: Speaking to media after the weekly phone-in programme here, Police Commissioner Sandeep Patil on March 1, Friday indicated that Mangaluru City Traffic Police will launch a stern special drive against tinted glasses on cars, and vehicles plying without registration plates, and other violations.
Police Commissioner Sandeep Patil also stated that the city police will use social media platform, partcularly Twitter, for effective policing. He said grievance redressal could be more transparent through social media. He has activated the already existing Mangaluru City Police Twitter handle--@compolmlr, he urged people to make use the same extensively.
Meanwhile, the new Commissioner has installed a television monitor in his chambers that provides live information about movement of Patrol vehicles too.
A caller who complained about a vehicle with heavily tinted glass moving around in Urwa Market during his first phone-in here, Polcom Patil asked the traffic police to intensify the drive and penalise owners/drivers of such vehicles besides removing the tint. Action will also be taken against the users of vehicles without registration plates, he assured the caller.
The Commssioner had to hear about a public nuisance just outside his office premises when a caller from Pandeshwar said instant foodmakers on push carts have occupied the pavement abutting his office in front of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavana on Mangaladevi Road.
Besides obstructing movement of people, the push carts are a nuisance to women too, the caller said, prompting the Commissioner to direct immediate action to remove them. Another caller said students of Srinivasa College in Pandeshwar park their vehicles on Shivanagar Main Road obstructing vehicular movement. He asked traffic police to sort out the issue not inconveniencing either residents or students. Promised action on a complaint from a resident of absence of street lights and immoral activities in parked cars in the area.
He also asked the Assistant Commissioner of Police (South) to inspect a stone-crushing unit at Phajeer village near Konaje after a resident complained of blasts during the nights and other nuisance.
Responding about disturbance by Bengaluru-bound private buses parked between PVS and Bunts Hostel during nights, the Commissioner said he would check the area and set right matters.
Deputy Commissioners of Police Hanumantharaya (Law and Order) and Uma Prashanth (Crime and Traffic), Assistant Commissioner of Police (Traffic), M. Manjunatha Shetty, DK Bus Operators’ Association President Dilraj Alva and others were present.