New police unit and hotline to ease traffic travails

By Damith Wickremasekera

Police have set up a special on-the-spot unit to deal with traffic problems in the city and the public could contact this unit on a hotline 2394959.

Senior Deputy Inspector General and police spokesman Nimal Mediwaka said this pilot project to be launched on Wednesday would help ease traffic jams and provide relief to motorists and commuters.

DIG Mediwaka who is also in charge of the Police Traffic Department said police top brass heading different divisions would hold monthly briefings with the media in a move towards transparency and building better relations between the media and the Police.

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