Gujarat Chief Minister distributes appointment letters to 350 Traffic Brigade jawans

Posted on 17, Nov 2018

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today reiterated Gujarat Government’s will to firmly solve people’s problems, having solved problems related to water, agriculture and societal during the last two years.

Speaking at a function to distribute appointment letters to newly recruited Traffic Brigade jawans at Rajkot, he said the government is spending huge amount for modernisation of the police force, like installing CCTV cameras, stricter implementation of traffic rules, issuing e-challans, having increased allocation to solve traffic maze to Rs.200-crore from Rs.40-crore in the previous year.

He said the size of Traffic Brigade force in the state has increased to 10,000 by now. The government has approved recruitment of more jawans in the Traffic Brigade, to assist Traffic Police. Their daily wage has also been increased from Rs.200 to Rs.300

While we used to see a family owning 3-4 cars abroad, he pointed out that such families are now there in our cities, too. With the rise in vehicles on road, the traffic-related problems are also rising.

Mr. Rupani said the government has also undertaken several steps to check corruption. It plans to appoint one lakh youth under Apprentice Scheme, having appointed 70,000 so far.  As to impending spectre of drought, he said that 90 talukas have been declared drought-hit. The government is buying groundnut at minimum support price, implementing Abhayam and Ayushman Yojna.

Rajkot Police Commissioner Manoj Agrawal said that the government has appointed 400 Traffic Brigade personnel in Rajkot as against demand for 100. He said that four new police stations have been opened in the city during the last two years, one to check cybercrime. A NextGen police station is being opened at Rajkot’s new international airport.

Those who spoke on the occasion included Rajkot Mayor Binaben Acharya, MP Mohanbhai Kundaria, MLAs Govindbhai Patel, Arvindbhai Raiyani and Lakhabhai Sagathia, Municipal Commissioner B.N. Pani, Collector Rahul Gupta and Joint Plice Commissioner Siddharth Khatri.

Source: Information Department, Gujarat