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 2017 to 2019

S.No Violations Total Challans of 2017 Total Challans of 2018 Total Challans of 2019
1. Violation of route permit (66/192) 153 224 147
2. Without registration (39/192) 69 62 20
3. Without fitness (56/192) 83 71 74
4. Without Insurance (146/196) 346 187 186
5. Carrying dangerous or hazardous nature good/ protruding pole/rod/pipe (111(b)/190(3) 10 08 03
6. Pressure Horn/Sound System/Modify Silencer and Other Road Safety Violation (190(2)) 118 105 134
7. Driving dangerously (184) 1267 1133 1347
8. Obstructive parking (122/177) 8425 4780 2358
9. Using Mobile Phone (21/25 CMVR/177) 4819 3347 1461
10. Over speed (112/183) 1071 727 461
11. Without Driving License (3/181) 2638 1921 1415
12. Without Helmet (129/177) 3218 21051 16067
13. Without Uniform (7/23/177) 2616 2410 2613
14. Without Seat Belt (138 (iii) CMVR) 4562 2598 6307
15. Without Operating Meter (Auto)/Over Charge (97(a)/177) 746 934 811
16. Excess Passenger than capacity in Vehicle (97(viii)/177) 84 71 51
17. High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) (50/177) 12 11 01
18. Defective Number Plate (50/51/177) 323 183 249
19. Tinted Glass (100 (2) CMVR/177) 181 548 734
20. Driving against one way (17 RRR/177) 210 3287 1239
21. Disobey of Traffic Signal/ Stop Line (119/177) 2180 1105 798
22. Driving by Under-age Person (4/181) 21 03 32
23. Allowing driving without Driving Licence (5/180) 96 51 47
24. Over Load (113/114/115/194) 02 00 06
25. Travelling on Running Board (123/177) 86 78 44
26. Triple Ridding (128/177) 1215 783 364
27. Not producing Driving License or documents related to vehicle (130/177) 5321 5064 7468
28. Driving without Public Service License (PSV) (6/177) 17961 16715 11134
29. Not Displaying (L) Board (17(iii)/177) 539 169 113
30. Without Number Plate (35 (B)/177) 321 324 192
31. Misbehave with passenger (97(iii)/177) 02 03 07
32. Misbehave with Police Personnel (179) 49 236 183
33. Carrying excess persons in a goods vehicle (83(iii)/177) 7638 16684 11727
34. Head Light not Functioning (121(1/a)/177) 80 54 43
35. Back Light not Functioning (121(C)/177) 1145 652 281
36. Dangerous Projection (127/177) 3434 4709 9845
37. Not Displaying Tax Token (11 Tax Reg./177) 6838 3449 4497
38. Driving Without Light (105/177) 86 39 22
39. Violation of DC Notification (115/194) 90 13 06
40. Without strip on the Helmet (129(B)/177) 4258 1260 2484
41. Other M.V. Challans 7203 8609 2743
Total 89516 103658 87714
Fine realized Rs. 1,33,99,700/-/- Rs. 1,36,37,000/-/- Rs.
Drunken Driving 2241 1913 1066