‘Zero Hour’ traffic enforcement drive
Thiruvananthapuram City police launched ‘Zero Hour’ traffic enforcement drive. Around 750 traffic violators were caught by the Thiruvananthapuram City police during the ‘Zero Hour’ drive that was launched on Saturday to bring down accidents and violations of road safety rules. Motorists were apprehended for violations including failure to wear helmets or fasten seat belts, rash and negligent driving, speeding, using mobile phones while driving, jumping the red signal, and parking on footpaths. The concept of the ‘Zero Hour’ drive is among the various initiatives that have been launched to ensure ‘zero tolerance’ traffic enforcement in the city. The enforcement technique will involve strong monitoring and detection of traffic violations during an hour that is randomly selected every day.
‘Trivandrum Citizen – Vigil'
The City police have also started the ‘TC Vigil (Trivandrum Citizen – Vigil) facility that encourages the public to capture violations of traffic rules and send them to the WhatsApp number 9497975000 with the time, date and location of the incident. Citizens could also send suggestions. The Assistant Commissioner, Traffic – North, has been designated the nodal officer of the project. The informer's identities will remain confidential. ‘We will choose three citizens every week for pointing out offences and a Good Samaritan reward will be presented to them.
Cancer Awareness Program.
As part of World Cancer Day Thiruvananthapuram City police in association with Kerala Police Officers Association Trivandrum District Committee and Swasthi Foundation jointly organized a cancer screening program with the participation of Indian Medical Association, Metro manorama and Jyothis central school at Bhagyamala auditorium, Palayam. The event inaugurated by Shri. S. Surendran IPS, DIG & District Police Chief, Thiruvananthapuram City.