Traffic Police

The traffic unit was established in the year 1959 under the control of Police Station Aberdeen for the enforcement of traffic rules especially against dangerous driving, over speeding, drunken driving, riding without helmet, smoke emission etc. to inculcate a sense of discipline and safety among the road users and the pedestrians. White and Blue traffic uniform is being issued to the Head Constable as well as Constabulary rank with effect from 1998.

Port Blair, the capital city of A&N Islands is fast developing as a modern city with the grown of modern housing, hotels, shops and increase in the transport fleet. All this has led to sudden increase in vehicular traffic on the roads of Port Blair, Andaman Trunk Road as well as other Sub-Divisional Head Quarters. This phenomenon has manifested in numerous traffic problems. The number of vehicles in the Islands has risen from 10,000 in 1990 to one lakh approx. at present. With limited resources of manpower and equipments, Traffic Police is trying its level best to achieve the following objectives:-

    1. To provide safe and smooth flow of traffic;
    2. To effectively enforce traffic rules and regulations;
    3. Inculcate Road Safety awareness through Education.

The Action Plan of Andaman & Nicobar Traffic Police is focussed on three major areas as mentioned below:-

The Action Plan is implemented through Road Safety Education and by improving road conditions and traffic discipline on roads by means of signages and signals. Every effort is being made to persuade road users in the traffic management and awareness campaign for observance of traffic rules. For enforcement, regular checking of the vehicles is done and the defaulters challaned for Traffic Violations. Regular camps are also organized for pollution checking of the vehicles as also for eye testing for vision and colour blindness. Special drives against violation of route permit, over-speeding, overloading, dangerous driving, drunken driving, use of multiple horn, obstructive parking, driving two wheeler without helmet etc. are also frequently conducted.

Andaman & Nicobar Police has constituted a Traffic Advisory Committee for Port Blair as well as for Car Nicobar. Inspector General of Police is Chairman of Traffic Advisory Committee at Port Blair and Superintendent of Police, Car Nicobar for the Committee at Car Nicobar. The issues relating to the improvement of traffic regulations/enforcement, education, road conditions etc. are discussed in the meetings of above Committees. The Committee at Port Blair comprises of SP(D) Andaman, Superintending Engineer, APWD, Port Blair, Secretary, PBMC, Port Blair, Medical Superintendent, G.B.Pant Hospital, Port Blair, President, Andaman Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Port Blair, President, Rotary Club, Port Blair, President, Lions Club, A&N Islands, President of Private Bus Owners Association., Representatives of Schools and Media, ASP/DYSP South Andaman Sub-Division functions as Coordinator. Besides aforesaid permanent members participation and cooperation is also elicited in traffic management from time to time.

Road Safety Week

The A&N Traffic Police has been making all out efforts to regulate the traffic. The area of priorities have been three “Es”.

  • E- Engineering
  • E- Education
  • E- Enforcement

Traffic Police

Recently, the Engineering aspect has also been given due importance and the traffic police has installed several fluorescent signages to increase the visibility, even during nights and rains. Flexible cones and spring posts have also been placed on the dividing lines of the roads for safe and smooth flow of traffic. Modern gadgets like Alco meter, Fluorescent jackets, Light batons are also in use.

On the educational front “Road Safety Week” is celebrated in the month of January every year. But the Traffic Police has decided to conduct regular Road Safety Awareness programme in the Schools of A&N Islands throughout the year to create road safety awareness among the children. As a part of this mission Road safety lectures were delivered by the Traffic Police in about 22 schools of Port Blair Municipal area. Apart from that, the Children Park situated in Port Blair has also been doing splendid job to educating children. In Port Blair, around 100 children visit the Traffic Park every day, which goes upto more than 200 on holidays.

The educational aspect is further required to be emphasized because education will not only make the people especially children sensitive about the rules and regulations, it will also make them aware of the rights of other people using the road. This culture could easily be inculcated by showing them films on Road Safety through Doordarshan, Cables, Screening in the Schools and at Children Traffic Park etc.

In this scenario, it is proposed to produce films on Road Safety by hiring professional agencies either locally available or from mainland. The films produced here will be appealing to the people and they will feel identified and attached with it.

As part of road safety education, workshop, seminar, painting and essay competitions are organized to create awareness and to instil a sense of road discipline and to educate public/road users about sage driving. Observance of traffic rules by citizen shall certainly go a long way in bringing orderliness on roads of Port Blair.

Comparative statement of challans during the year from 2011 to 2015

S.No Violations Total Challans of 2011 Total Challans of 2012 Total Challans of 2013 Total Challans of 2014 Total Challans of 2015
1. Violation of route permit 264 267 180 57 130
2. Without registration 53 124 39 26 38
3. Without fitness 58 - 67 27 52
4. Pressure horn 49 40 60 29 45
5. Driving dangerously 1304 1465 1260 540 601
6. Over speed 989 1116 1381 154 250
7. Without driving license 1349 1210 1574 822 1250
8. Obstructive parking 2018 2394 2046 1412 2503
9. Without helmet 2782 89 523 4238 2848
10. Without uniform (Bus/Auto/Taxi driver) 1259 926 1100 1568 2024
11. Without Seat Belt 464 336 95 4902 4889
12. Without operating meter (Auto) 146 820 64 755 1207
13. Mainland registration mark 18 10 21 07 04
14. Using Mobile Phone 381 346 368 904 2254
15. Excess passenger than capacity in Vehicle - - 138 372 248
16. Defective number plate 1105 275     244
17. High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) - - 902 306 213
18. Tinted Glass 495 678 131 43 82
19. Blue Head Lights 29 37 153 - 38
20. Disobey of Traffic Signal/ Stop Line 1557 2593 3309 2268 1889
21. Other M.V. Challans 13179 15596 15918 20403 24876
Total 27499 28322 29,329 38,833 45,685
Fine realized Rs. 61,92,100/- Rs. 64,99,300/- Rs.
Drunken Driving 537 575 1,114 1,794 2,098