Chief Minister flags off new fleet of traffic police motorcycles

Monday, Jan 11, 2021 07:30 [IST]

Last Update: Monday, Jan 11, 2021 01:58 [IST]

Chief Minister flags off new fleet of traffic police motorcycles

GANGTOK,(IPR): Chief Minister P.S. Tamang (Golay) today flagged-off 16 Traffic Police motorcycles dedicated to enforce better traffic management in the State.
During the programme organised by Sikkim Police at MG Marg here, the Chief Minister also launched ‘Mission Jyoti’ mobile app designed and created by the Crime branch of Sikkim Police.
DIG (Range) Prawin Gurung, in his welcome speech, mentioned the importance of proper traffic management which requires the cooperation of all citizens. He also enlightened the gathering on the importance of the five Es for a better traffic management which included Engineering, Enforcement, Education, Encouragement and Evaluation and highlighted the importance of the combined efforts of the citizens, drivers and the police to enable Sikkim to be free from any hindrances in the traffic. He also informed about the Chief Minister's concern over the traffic issue in the State and also added that probable solutions for the constant jams have paved the way for the traffic police to function with more zeal and enthusiasm.  
DIG Range also informed that out of the 16 traffic motorcycles, 12 would be for East Sikkim, two for South, and one each for West and North Sikkim.
SP (CID) Tenzing Loden Lepcha informed about the mobile application ‘Mission Jyoti’ which was launched in the programme. The ‘Mission Jyoti’ app an initiative of Sikkim Police to counter drug abuse, child sexual abuse and suicide, he said. He also informed that the app contains the details of these crimes and how it can be prevented. Important numbers like child helpline, suicide helpline and number of police control room are also included in the app which can be accessed by the public through which the complaints can be sent via the app to the Police department.
Further, the contact details of all SPs, ASPs, SDPOs and SHOs are also included in the app. Lepcha informed that the application would be available from January 12 on Google Play and the iOS version will also be made available soon.
Similarly, the ‘Mission SAFAI’ (Sikkim Against Fraud Action Initiative) was also explained by the SP (CID) where the awareness against cyber frauds were addressed. The initiative was developed in order to enlighten and aware the people of Sikkim against possible cyber frauds through videos and messages and how to stop it from happening to anyone, he said.
In the programme, Traffic helpline number 8900295999 was also unveiled which would be working 24x7 where citizens can call, send texts and pictures via WhatsApp of possible traffic violations, and actions would be taken promptly.
The programme was also attended by Urban Development minister Arun Upreti, Transport minister Sanjeet Kharel, Gangtok MLA Y. T. Lepcha, Sikkim Police DGP A. Shanker Rao, Urban Development secretary Sarala Rai, special DGP (Law and Order) Akshay Sachdeva along with HoDs and officers from Police department.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi