Problem of traffic in the state capital is a challenging task and the solution lies in widening of existing road, construction of new routes, creation and construction of new parking places and re-location of government offices outside the main town.
Superintendent of Police Kohima, Zekotso Mero said this while addressing the programme for official launching of “Traffic Management System” software which was developed and handed over by NIC Kohima here on Tuesday. He also stressed the need for the authority to review criteria for allowing to buying new vehicles and issuing of new vehicle permits to check traffic congestion.
Lamenting the lack of awareness among the public on traffic rules, SP said in other cities, the public listened to orders passed by authorities and urged the public to follow rules when laid down by authorities for better working of the system.
The SP also expressed belief that the new software will go a long way in partially solving the problem of traffic in the state capital.
Regional Transport Officer (RTO) Kohima, Mezayi Tetsoe also stressed the need for drastic measures for traffic management in the state capital. He said that the new software would be a model in future for traffic management if it is effectively handled and managed.
Expressing confidence that the state revenue would be enhanced in a big way if the traffic is managed properly, he lauded the NIC, Kohima for developing the new software at a very short notice.
Earlier, J.G Lorin, PSA & DIO, NIC Kohima gave a brief report on the new software and its applications. He claimed that the software was user friendly and developed to store data for traffic violation and offences. The software can be best used in MS Access 2003 version, he stated.
Stressing on the need for security of the data base, he requested the authority on the need for installing proper anti-virus software and user ID and password for the person accessing the computer and the software. He also suggested for frequent change of password to maintain the security of the data base from tampering or interference.
Further, J.G Lorin expressed hope that in the near future, there could be a hand held machine or equipment for the traffic policemen where they can access the software and also enter data on the roadside itself.