Assam Transport Minister flags off 9 traffic interceptor Vehicles


Guwahati:  In a bid to achieve the goal of zero accident during the 31st December celebrations and bring down the overall accidents in the State, Assam Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary on Tuesday (December 28) flagged off nine highly advanced Traffic Interceptor Vehicles (TIV)s at Assam Administrative Staff College in Guwahati.

The newly deployed TIVs will be operational in Baksa, Dhubri, Hojai, Karbi Anglong, Morigaon, Sivasagar, Kamrup, Lakhimpur districts and also will be used by the Central squad of the Commissioner of Transport.

Earlier 15 TIVs were deployed and 11 speed guns were distributed for effective enforcement of traffic regulations.

The TIVs are fitted with Automatic Number Plate Recognition System (ANPR) Camera, which may be used not just in detecting over-speeding cases, but also for other offences like non-wearing of helmet, seatbelt etc. along with breath analyzers to enforce against drunken driving.

Patowary urged the people of Assam to abide by the traffic rules to make Assam accident free.

“On 31st December 2020 and 1st January 2021 alone 29 lives were lost in 69 numbers of accidents. By following all the traffic regulations, let us move towards 2022 with a pledge to make Assam roads accident-free,” Patowary said.