Irrway shows way for cops to manage traffic in City

Irrway shows way for cops to  manage traffic in City

The Bangalore City Traffic police will soon acquire short-distance mobility vehicles which help manoeuvre their way way through roads to clear traffic congestion. The vehicle, Irrway, is powered by battery and five such vehicles were tested in the City.

B Dayananda, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), said, “We tested five vehicles and sent them for customisation as we need a walkie-talkie holder, a mega-phone space, a mini siren and a beacon. Irrways were tested during the ‘Bangalore Marathon’ and also in areas where traffic is dense and were found to be extremely useful. The traffic cops can manoeuvre through gaps, which would help in clearing congestion.”

The Irrway requires six hours of charging and once fully charged, can be used up to 100 kilometre, depending on the weight of the person using it. The maximum speed of the vehicle is 20 kilometre per hour. Each vehicle would cost anywhere between Rs 49,000 and Rs 79,000, depending on the modifications required.

Babu Rajendra Prasad, DCP, (Traffic-East), said, “The traffic police found it useful during trial, as they could move around quickly and clear traffic congestion. Clearing traffic at a quick pace also prevents piling up of vehicles. It can be used during processions, rallies and helps in crowd management.”

A few modifications

Vivek, marketing head of Greendzine Technologies, said: “Our aim was to manufacture a vehicle for short distance mobility which would help in moving around huge campuses. The on-road version was first tested during Dasara in Mysore, for managing crowd. The cops noticed the vehicle and showed interest in it. We provided them with five vehicles and they liked it and have asked for certain modifications, which will be done after meeting the Traffic department officials.”

He added, “It can be used for people who would like to use Bangalore Metro train, as the Metro stations are located far away from the residential areas and people can use the vehicle to travel to a Metro station, rather than using fuel-operated vehicles which cause pollution. We are also planning to talk to the KIAL officials, where the ground staff walk around the airport and this vehicle can make their job easy.”

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