The traffic unit was established in the year 1959 under the control of Police Station Aberdeen. The traffic for the enforcement of traffic rules especially against dangerous driving, over speeding, drunken driving, riding without helmet, smoke emission etc. to inculcate a sense of discipline and safety among the road users and the pedestrians. White traffic uniform is being issued to the Head Constable as well as constabulary rank with effect from 1998.
Port Blair, the capital city
of A & N Islands is fast developing as a modern city with the growth of
modern housing, hotels, shops and increase in the transport fleet. All this
has led to sudden increase in vehicular traffic on the roads of Port Blair,
Andaman Trunk Road as well as other Sub-divisional Head Quarter. This phenomenon has manifested in
numerous traffic problems. The number of vehicles in the Islands has risen
from 10,000 in 1990 to 50,000 approx. at present. With limited resources of manpower
and equipments, Traffic Police is trying its level best to achieve the
To provide safe and smooth flow of traffic;
To effectively enforce traffic rules and regulations;
Inculcate road safety awareness through education;
The Action Plan of Andaman
& Nicobar Traffic Police is focused on three major areas as mentioned
The Action Plan is
implemented through Road Safety Education and by improving road conditions
and traffic discipline on roads by means of signages and signals. Every
effort is being made to persuade road users in the traffic management and
awareness campaign for observance of traffic rules. For enforcement, regular
checking of the vehicles is done and the defaulters challaned for Traffic Violations. Regular
camps are also organized for pollution checking of the vehicles as also for
eye testing for vision and colour blindness. Special drives against violation
of route permit over-
loading, dangerous driving, drunken driving, use of multiple horn,
obstructive parking, driving two wheeler without helmet etc are also
Andaman & Nicobar Police
has constituted a Traffic Advisory Committee for Port Blair as well as for
Car Nicobar. Inspector General of Police is Chairman of Traffic Advisory
Committee at Port Blair and Superintendent Police, Car Nicobar for the Committee at Car Nicobar.
The issues relating to the
improvement of traffic regulations/ enforcement, education, road conditions
etc. are discussed in the meetings of above Committees. The Committee at Port
Blair comprises of SP (D)
Andaman, Superintending Engineer, APWD, Port Blair, Secretary,
PBMC, Port Blair, Medical Superintendent, G.B.Pant Hospital Port Blair, President,
Chamber of Commerce and Industries,
Port Blair, President, Rotary Club, Port Blair, President, Lions
Club, A & N Islands, President of Private Bus Owners Association,
Representatives of schools and Media.
ASP/DySP South Andaman, sub division functions as
Coordinator. Besides aforesaid permanent members, Citizen's
participation and cooperation is also elicited in traffic management from
time to time.
Road Safety Week
“The A&N Islands have recently seen a spate of increase in the number of vehicles.
The A&N Traffic Police has been making all out efforts to regulate
the traffic. The area of priorities
have been three “Es”.
E - Enforcement
E - Engineering
E - Education
Recently, the engineering aspect has also been given due importance and
the traffic police has installed several fluorescent signages to increase the
visibility, even during rights and rains. Flexible
cones have also been placed on the dividing lines of the roads for safe for safe
and smooth flow of traffic. Modern
gadgets like Interceptor, Speed Radar Gun, Alcometer, Fluorescent Jacket, Light
batons are also in use.
On the educational front, “Road Safety Week” is celebrated in the
month of January every year. During
this week several events are organized. Through
out the year also, these events are organized on regular basis. Apart from that, the Children Traffic Park situated in Port Blair and Car
Nicobar have also been doing splendid job of educating children. In Port Blair, around 100 children visit the Traffic Park every day,.
Which goes upto more than 200 on holidays.
The educational aspect is further required to be emphasized because education will not only make the people, especially children, sensitive about the rules and regulations, it will also make them aware of the rights of other people using the road. This culture could easily be inculcated by showing them firms on Road Safety through Doordarshan, Cables, Screening in the Schools and at Children Traffic Park etc.
In this scenario, it is proposed to produce films on Road Safety be
hiring professional agencies either locally available or from mainland. The films produced here will be appealing to the people and
they will feel identified and attached with it.
Initially, we can have three programmes of 10 minutes each showing all the Do’s and Don’ts of traffic rules and regulations, Road Safety measures etc. The draft of terms and conditions, agreement, tender notice, financial and technical bids are attached here for perusal and approval.
As part of road safety education, workshop, seminar, painting and essay competitions are organized to create awareness and to instill a sense of road discipline and to educate public / road users about safe driving. Observance of traffic rules by citizen shall certainly go a long way in bringing orderliness on roads of Port Blair.
Vehicle wise prosecution statement for the year 2008 upto 01st Jan., 2014.
|Sl.No||Type of Vehicle||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||2014 upto 01st Jan.|
|Amount in Rs||35,84,600||