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Traffic Police to get Smart Booths Under Smart City Project, 20 Booths to be Installed in First Phase

The traffic police, which operates the traffic system in the city, were also equipped with modern facilities under the Smart City Project. An exercise has been started to protect the police personnel from heat and cold while on duty.

Preparations are being made to build new traffic booths at the square intersections of the city for the traffic personnel. All possible facilities will be made available to the traffic personnel in this booth. The temperature will be operated according to the weather in the new booth built for the soldiers. Apart from this, toilets and handwashing will be made for them inside the booth. Often the workers have to face the sun in the summer and struggle even to drink water. Whereas in winter one has to face fog and cold.

The traffic personnel posted in the nakas at various chowk intersections of the city are forced to use broken booths. In rain or intense sunlight, police personnel save themselves and their equipment by keeping them in these booths. Alam is that there is a pile of garbage made in the booth. There is neither an adequate seating arrangement nor an arrangement for storing luggage inside the booth.

SP Traffic Raj Pal Manhas says that the traffic booth to be built in Jammu under the Smart City Project will give relief to the police personnel. At present, the traffic personnel on duty do not have toilet facilities, but these booths are also being told about the provision of toilets.

Smart City Jammu CEO Avani Lavasa said that smart traffic booths are to be set up at twenty square intersections of the city in the first phase. Traffic Police, Jammu, has been asked to identify the chowks in which these booths are made. The entire cost of making the booth will be borne under the Smart City Project. After this, new booths will be made in the second phase. The booths will be pre-fabricated not to be affected by the weather.


Delegation of Jammu University Teachers’ Association calls on Lt Governor

Today, the office-bearers of the Jammu University Teachers’ Association called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan.

The delegation led by the President of the Association, Prof. Pankaj Srivastava, submitted a memorandum of demands to the Lt Governor pertaining to various welfare issues of the teachers of the University including promotion under CAS; grant of earned leave and enhancement of the age of superannuation to 65 years in favour of teachers, and various other benefits as per UGC regulations, besides establishment of housing society exclusively for University teachers.

The Lt Governor, while interacting with the delegation members, advised them to make continuous efforts to create a conducive environment for learning and innovation in the University.

The Lt Governor assured them that the issues projected would be looked into meticulously for their early redressal.

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JKP Border Battalion aspirants submit memorandum to Div Com Jammu

Today, a delegation of aspirants seeking recruitment in the Jammu and Kashmir Police Border Battalion called on Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer.

The Aspirants apprised the Divisional Commissioner that they had applied for the post of Head Constable advertised by the Jammu and Kashmir Police Recruitment Board in 2019 and appeared in Physical and medical tests. But now, the JKP HQRS (police recruitment board) has reissued an advertisement notification for the recruitment of Head Constable in the border battalion.

The Aspirants demanded the withdrawal of the new advertisement issued by JKP HQRS. They further appealed to conduct the written examination of already qualified candidates and give a separate ad for more vacancies.

The Divisional Commissioner gave a patient hearing to the delegation and assured that the matter would be taken up with police authorities.

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Jammu Police Foils Bovine Smuggling Bid, 2 Arrested

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Nagrota police recovered six cattle from a stubble-laden truck going from Jammu to Kashmir. The accused had made a wooden box inside the vehicle. Although cattle were kept hidden inside this box, the top and front of the box were loaded with straw so that the police personnel posted at the checkpoints did not even know that cattle were being smuggled in the truck.

The vehicle driver, Obad-ul-Rehman resident of Belicharana and his companion Murad Ali resident of Belicharana, Satwari, were arrested. A case was registered against both of them at Nagrota police station for violating the order of the district commissioner and cruelty to cattle. The police are not even denying that the accused must have stolen these cattle from somewhere. The interrogation of both is on.

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On the midnight of Wednesday, Thursday, on strong information about cattle smuggling, police personnel blocked the Ban toll plaza on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. During this, vehicle number JK02AW-5753, carrying straw from Jammu to Kashmir, was stopped by the police personnel for investigation. However, when the people in the vehicle were asked about their destination, they could not answer satisfactorily.

Due to suspicion of the words of both the occupants of the vehicle, the police personnel searched the vehicle. When the stubble was removed, the police personnel found a wooden box inside the vehicle. When I looked inside the box, there were cattle there. After the cattle were recovered from the vehicle, the people tried to run away, but the police personnel did not let them escape. The vehicle was seized on the spot. Both the passengers in it were taken into custody.

Amish Mahajan

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