About Bankura District Traffic Police
The State Traffic Police HQ is a nodal agency for all matters relating to Traffic and collection of data’s in connection Traffic accidents in the whole of West Bengal excluding the city of Kolkata covered by Calcutta Police Act and Suburban Police Act. The State Traffic Police HQ is functioning by dint of Govt. order Bo. 1484-PL/PB/3P/99 dated 15/03/2000 bifurcating Traffic and Railways. This is well defined structural organization headed by an Additional Director General of Police assisted by an Inspector General of Police and one Dy. Inspector General of Police. There is also provision of Superintendent of police to assist the hierarchy. A small number of executive staff consisting of Dy. Sps, Inspectors, Sub-Inspectors, Constables work here. The logistic support is given by a group of Ministerial Staff headed by one Head Clerk, Accountant, some typists etc. The concept of Traffic Police is not a new or modern concept, we trace the first history of Traffic Police in G.O. No. 2860-PL dated 21/07/51, whereas in Calcutta ; Traffic Police is created with one of DC and AC and complementary Inspectors, sergeants and constables to manage and control the Traffic of Calcutta.
The Traffic system in the districts is under the control of Superintendent of Police, who drafts policemen from his resources of the police personnel to manage the Traffic in his area. The Superintendent of police in his wisdom/deployed manpower for the optimum utility of the resources. The traffic police HQ intervenes only in very important occasion calls vehicular Traffic to be diverted from one district to another or to be stopped on the National Highways, to a massive congestion and Traffic Jams occasionally like Durga Puja, Kali Puja and other important VIP movements to the inter district are a few of the areas of responsibilities of the Traffic HQ.
It is also one of the mandates of the Traffic HQ to liasion with pollution control board Air Pollution on the by vehicular Traffic and also to check and control the menace of the Air Horn and Musical Horn in the long distance buses and heavy vehicles playing on National Highways. The Traffic Police HQ also assist the district police in all important Motor Accidents and Fatal Cases and guide the investigation most of the time to its logical conclusion. Traffic Police assist NGO’s working with the Traffic to create Road safety Awareness amongst the pedestrians as well as drivers. It conducts clinics and organizes road shows with the help of NGOs to create Road Awareness amongst general Traffic HQ also conducts Traffic Safety Weeks with the help of school children for optimum results in creating safety awareness in coming future.