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TRAFFIC HACKATHON-2022: Young minds, intellectuals should contribute in solving traffic-related problems: DGP Dilbagh Singh

Enforcement always on ground, minors caught driving counselled in front of their parents: IGP Traffic J&K

Post by Jahangir Sofi on Thursday, September 22, 2022

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Srinagar, Sep 21: Jammu and Kashmir Director General Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh on Wednesday urged upon the young minds, and intellectuals of the society to come forward with their recommendations and solutions to solve the traffic-related problems faced by the people.

Singh made these comments while speaking to the media after he inaugurated the Traffic Hackathon-2022 at the auditorium complex of the Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) in Srinagar.

Inaugurating the Traffic Hackathon-2022, in his address Singh, emphasized upon the change in attitude towards driving, saying that people while driving vehicles should observe traffic discipline and should comply with the traffic rules and regulations.
“Today’s event is aimed at to overcome the traffic related problems faced by the people and to seek their solutions we urge upon the young minds and intellectuals of the society to contribute and share their proposals, recommendations with the traffic department which can be implemented on the ground through government’s administrative quarters”, DGP J&K said.

In a response to a question over the growing issue of underage driving, Inspector General of Police Traffic (IGP) J&K Vikramjit Singh, as per the Rising Kashmir said that they are tackling the issue on two fronts from enforcement to counselling, however, he said that they are also staring the counselling at school levels.

“Whenever any minor is caught while driving or riding a vehicle, a counseling session in front of their parents is being given to them, although enforcement is always on the ground we are also going to start awareness programmes and campaigns at the school level so that the children don’t get into the driving”, IGP Traffic J&K said.

Under the theme of ‘Swift City Safe City, the Jammu & Kashmir Traffic Police in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jammu, and the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar on Wednesday jointly organized the Traffic Hackathon-2022 event.

Officials at the J&K’s Traffic Police Department said that the aim of this Hackathon would be based on the genesis of obtaining technology-related promising ideas from students, faculties, experts, computer science-related innovators, and idea generators where technology and regulatory traffic issues are addressed through innovative methods.
The event witnessed the participation of many senior police officials and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Srinagar Smart City and Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Athar Aamir Khan.

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