The teams would be functioning under the direct supervision of the Deputy Commissioners of Police, P. Nagarajan (Law and Order) and N. Kamini (Crime and Traffic).Because of the visible policing and anti-chain snatching squad at over 40 places in the city, the number of incidents of two-wheeler thefts had come down to two per day as against the earlier trend of six to seven per day and incidents of chain snatching cases had come down from 25 per month to 5 per month on an average.
The city accounted for 15 lakh two-wheelers and in many instances, the police had found that the stolen two-wheelers had been used for chain snatching.Three persons S. Premkumar alias Senthilkumar (24), R. Sathishkumar (26) and Jayakumar who were involved in a number of double murder cases have been detained under Goondas Act as part of the crime prevention drive.In a bid to make the Avanashi Road six-lane traffic into a very motorist friendly system, changes are being made.Government had sanctioned funds for repainting the lanes and works would start once rain stops.
The lanes would be repainted and re-organised with the first lane next to the centre median for two-wheeler riders and second lane for cars and the third and last lane close to the road boundary for the buses to steer away at bus stops/bays.A total number of nine cameras would be fitted on the entire stretch of Avanashi Road.Efforts are on to hold discussions with the Transport Department, Transport Corporations, private bus operators, Corporation and Highways Department for shifting five bus stops on Avinashi Road that are proving to be wrongly located either close to a signal or road turning.
Once the lane painting works are completed in the next 15 to 20 days, the new lane system would be enforced.To make the roads more motorist friendly, the speed breakers at places where it was not required had been removed and in places wherever it was required, they have been redone to make it friendly and easy to manoeuvre.
As done in developed countries and metropolitan cities, the City Police have planned to conduct a area-wise study and based on public feedback, suggestions and opinion of motorists some pockets in the city would be turned into a no- horn zone.