Mumbai Cops equipped well to smoothen Freeway traffic

Mumbai police have launched two crane-cum-towing vans that will tug the vehicles making easy way for north- and south-bound traffic

Mumbai: In a bid to stave off traffic jam due to vehicle breakdown on the Eastern Freeway, Mumbai police on Tuesday have launched two crane-cum-towing vans that will tug the vehicles making easy way for the traffic on north and south bound.

Apart from this, two motorcycles (150CC Pulsar), designed according to aerodynamic lines, have also been given to the traffic cops for patrolling on the Freeway.

These vehicles will be operational only on the Freeway, said traffic police officer.

Meanwhile, Mumbai police commissioner Datta Padsalgikar inaugurated two police chowkies on the Freeway – one each at Reay Ramp and Wadala Ramp. “Total eight closed-circuit television cameras have been set up on the Freeway. These CCTVs will capture the entire movement of vehicles on the Freeway like number of vehicle, monitoring its speed, etc,” said a traffic police officer.

The CCTV feed will be monitored in Reay Road Ramp police chowky and also in traffic control room, Worli, said the police.

Who designed these vehicles?

The entire branding work of Mumbai Police on the vehicles was done in Mira Road workshop naming Road Rage Custom Builds. Radium stickers, which have been used in branding the Mumbai Police on the vehicles, will reflect and glow in the dark and no passerby can miss this bike on patrolling duty.

The new cop bike is designed according to aerodynamic lines so that while riding or on a particular chase the speed may not get deflected. “It is out in-house design. The front windshield makes the bike visible from a distance and is easily recognized as a police bike. It matches the international police vehicle standard,” said Gabriel Zuzarte, who runs his workshop Road Rage Custom Builds. There is a siren and public address system in the bike.  “The flicker lights are also designed in-house and have been featured with bright flicker lights of blue and white,” said Zuzarte, who thanked Mumbai Police for giving him opportunity to serve Mumbai police.

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