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Guwahati: Dumper Driver Who Dislodged New Traffic Signal Pole at 6th Mile Arrested

Just days after the inauguration of the newly ITMS (digital traffic signals), a traffic signal pole got toppled after a dumper rammed into it.

Guwahati: Dumper Driver Who Dislodged New Traffic Signal Pole at 6th Mile Arrested

Sentinel Digital Desk

GUWAHATI: City Police has arrested Ramjul Ali of Mukalmua for driving the dumper onto the Traffic Signal at Six Mile early morning today.

The dumper has also been seized. Meanwhile, the owner of the dumper, Sultan Ali of Aziz Nagar has also been asked to join the probe.

Earlier on August 29, just days after the inauguration of the newly Integrated Traffic Management System (digital traffic signals), a traffic signal pole got toppled after a dumper rammed into it.

The incident occurred at the Sixmile area in Guwahati in the wee hours of August 29.

Notably, the ITMS was inaugurated by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on August 23 to ensure smooth traffic movement across the city which has been adding at least 2000 vehicles every day.

In the first phase, ITMS will cover 20 junctions from Nepali Mandir to Khanapara. In the final phase, a total of 94 junctions will come under the ambit of ITMS.

The smart signal system has been installed at 20 locations – Paltan Bazar, Nepali Temple, Ulubari, Bhangaghar, ABC Point, Srinagar Point, Ganeshguri, Super Market, Six Mile, VIP Road, Khanapara Flyover, Last Gate, Jayanagar Point, Ganesh Mandir and Rajdhani Mosque.

The ITMS is a state-of-the-art citizen-friendly, integrated and responsive traffic surveillance and control mechanism, equipped with cameras at major junctions of the city. It will help in checking traffic violations and will lead to seamless traffic movement in the city.

Notably, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma dedicated to the people of Guwahati the phase-I of the Integrated Traffic Management System (ITMS) under the City Police Commissionerate for traffic management and control from ITMS Control Room, Ulubari in the city.


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