Hyderabad: The Hyderabad City Security Council (HCSC), in association with Hyderabad City Police and Hyderabad Traffic Police, has launched the 'Traffic Farishtey' programme. HCSC is a unique initiative to promote awareness of personal safety and security, awareness of traffic rules and regulations, to reduce crime, and work towards enhancing safety and security in the city.
'Traffic Farishtey' is a part of a traffic forum intended to promote traffic awareness among citizens. The objective of the programme is to create traffic awareness among commuters and assist traffic police in managing traffic.
Awareness is key to stay safe on road, be it about the road signs or the changing traffic lights. The idea is to engage working men and women as per their availability to assist the traffic police in managing traffic at junctions.
As it is said, there is nothing stronger than a volunteer's heart and that is the reason for inviting volunteers to be part of the improvement process. The community knows exactly what is required and can suggest and contribute to its improvement, a press release about the event said.
The volunteers were trained on Basic Life Saving (BLS) and addressing first aid. They have also been given hands-on in manning traffic junctions and ways to respond in case of emergency. The program was launched by Anjani Kumar IPS, Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad. The chief guest for the program was actor Anjali.
Also, the Hyderabad Traffic Police released three short films to promote traffic awareness among citizens. Around 150 traffic volunteers, both men and women who were trained and ready to start volunteering were present at the event. The programme aims to have around 1,000 volunteers working with traffic police by the year-end.