Excellent Traffic Management by Shillong Traffic Police
Through your esteemed Daily, I would like to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to the hard working officers and personnel of Shillong Traffic police also known as “STP”, led from the front by the SP, East Khasi Hills Shri. Kharkrang and the new Additional, SP (traffic) (name, which I am not too familiar with) for their continuous efforts day and night inspite of so many constraints to ensure that the general public/commuters/drivers-like me travel from Point-A to Point-B in time with minimum traffic snarls.
I am writing this article to specifically thank the S.T.P. for doing such an excellent job in traffic management during the Synod Sepngi held on March 10 at Golf links, and also yesterday (17th March 2013)during the Synod Mihngi at Sadew, Upper Shillong’s and my family had attended both the Synods and in my entire 57 years, had never witnessed such as smooth and disciplined traffic management plan during such big functions, where more than a lakh people had attended, and more than 30,000 vehicles of all types and sizes were brought to both the Synods respectively. We had absolutely no problem with traffic right from when we started from our homes until we reached the venues and subsequently returning back to our respective homes in the evening. There was absolutely no traffic jam at any point, except for one or two minute due to the huge volume of vehicles proceeding to and from the venues on both days. Traffic personnel supervised by their officers and Head constables were seen all along the roads including by-lanes and blind curves. The way parking was done by the S.T.P. personnel at the parking lots at both the venues showed the professionalism of them. No vehicles were stuck at any of the parking lots as the parking was done in such a way that any vehicle which wanted to come out at anytime could do so without any difficulty.
I would also like to place in record that the S.T.P. personnel were very polite while communicating with the public and were ready to provide assistance to us at any point of time. It was also a treat to our eyes to see young and smart personnel in their White Flying Squad bikes riding up and down to ensure that there was no unnecessary overtaking by impatient drivers, thereby ensuring smooth vehicle movement.
Finally, I on behalf of all those who had attended the Synods on both days including the public in general would like to specially thank that particular Addl. SP whom we saw was always seen standing and walking up and down the roads, busy communicating on his wireless set to ensure that traffic runs smoothly and so that all of us would have to unnecessarily suffer from a vehicle jam. Moreover, the overall performance of his officers and staff indicate that he had drawn up a specific plan on traffic management; the contents of which must have been briefed to his subordinates for strict implication on the field.
I wish the SP, Mr. Kharkrang, his Addl. SP and all the officers and men/women of S.T.P. all the best in their day to day duties in managing with the ever increasing traffic in Shillong.
May God bless you all.
Mr. Stan Lyngdoh,