The 113-year-old police station of Lakhipur town in Lower Assam’s Goalpara district now has a traffic control unit and a police outpost which will serve approximately three lakh people.
Rounak Ali Hazarika, deputy inspector general (DIG) of Western Range, Assam, inaugurated the traffic branch in presence of several dignitaries.
The dignitaries were Abdur Rahim Zibran, chairman of Minority Development Board, MLAs Abdur Rasid Mondal, AK Rasid Alom, Goalpara deputy commissioner Varnali Deka and Goalpara superintendent of police Susanta Biswa Sarma.
“The prime duty of the police is to maintain law and order as per the established law,” said Hazarika.
He also expressed hope that the people of Lakhipur town, an ideal unity place for different castes and creed, will cooperate with the police to take forward the society.
Goalpara deputy commissioner Varnali Deka hoped that the establishment of a traffic unit in the police station would help maintain traffic in the area and maintenance of traffic rules would curtail down the increasing traffic hazard in Lakhipur town.
“The increasing number of vehicles is a good economic sign for the people, however, we will have to cope up with the traffic rules,” said the Goapara deputy commissioner.
On the other hand, Goalpara superintendent of police Susanta Biswa Sarma said the new traffic control system will soon create awareness among the people of the town about safety measures like using of helmet, tying of seat belts and not to mix drinking with driving.
Significantly, Minority Development Board chairman Abdur Rahim Zibran emphasised on bringing an end to political interference in police duties.
Cross-sections of people expressed satisfaction over this initiative of the Assam Police.