Do not get shocked if you spot youngsters wearing T-shirts that read "STUDENT TRAFFIC VOLUNTEER". You will see 30 students on Udaipur roads wearing such T-shirts and white caps. Following the footsteps of Bhubaneshwar,Odisha, Rajasthan police has come up with this initiative to control and manage traffic in this unique way. The students will take over traffic management in their hands from Friday and will be active for 3 hours everyday.
Presently 30 students from Anushka Academy have volunteered for this who will be seen in yellow T-shirts and white caps on the launching day. As informed by SP Kailash Bishnoi, this initiative was first taken in Odisha in 2017 and has proved to be a huge success. The students in Bhubaneshwar are handling traffic and even making the people aware of traffic safety rules.
The student volunteers in Udaipur have been provided with special unifrom. Yellow T-shirts bearing the caption "STUDENT TRAFFIC VOLUNTEER" and white caps have been given to the students. The volunteers will be accompanied by police staff and will provide information to the public regarding traffic regulation and safety rules. The schedule of the students has been designed keeping their education in mind. Most of the students who have volunteered for this are preparing for IPS, IAS and other competitive exams.
The launching is today i.e. 24th January and then the trial work will start followed by management on a bigger level from 4th February. The students will be given the details of traffic rules and will also be looking after the traffic management at various points in Udaipur. Students from other colleges and coaching institutes will also be joined in this project.
The police officials informed that the volunteers in Odisha are being paid 3000 rupees as monthly salary. If the project turns out to be a success, then a similar proposal will be sent to the government of Rajasthan for approval.