Kohima district administration, traffic police and various civil bodies on Friday deliberated and discussed various causes and remedies of traffic congestion in the state capital. The meeting was presided by DC Bei-u Angami at DC’s conference hall.
Expressing concern over the increasing number of vehicles in Kohima town with the increase in population, DC said traffic congestion was a daily problem for citizens of state capital. He said though solution was limited, all citizens should do their best to relax traffic clogging.
To ease traffic jams, Angami apprised on the recent proposal of the new market area for shifting of zonal taxi stand to new market colony. He also thanked state government for repairing old abandoned border road from Naga Hospital Authority Kohima to Tinpati recently.
DC called upon the gathering to educate fellow citizens to follow traffic rules and support the government in carrying out the laws. Hotokhu from Kohima Pastors Fellowship said Church should play a vital role in educating its congregation to abide by traffic rules and regulations and asserted that all heads should be put together to create awareness on traffic rules.
President of Kohima Press Club, Mhale Kire said regulations of traffic should be strictly imposed and that violators should be strictly dealt with. He stated all drivers should have civic sense on the road and suggested that consistency and accelerated speed should be maintained. Pointing out various causes of traffic congestion in the town, Kire said VIPs violate traffic rules by forcefully cutting off queues. He also suggested the need to phase out old vehicles causing problems on the road. Representatives from All Nagaland Taxi Association, Kohima Village Youth Organization, Angami Students Union, All Nagaland College Students Union, Traffic police and Regional Traffic Office. Deputy SP (traffic) Relo Aye chaired the programme.