Volkswagen India has partnered with the Pune Traffic Police and the Rotary Club of Pune Baner Charitable Trust. They have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to open a Centralized Traffic Control Centre at the Pune Police Headquarters.
The carmaker has contributed Rs 55 lakh towards this project. Today, the representatives of the Traffic Police Branch of Pune Police conducted Bhoomi Pujan at the location where the new centre will be set up. The main intention behind the inception of this facility is to minimise the response time in cases of accidents and emergency situations.
The Centralized Traffic Control Centre will be instrumental in monitoring and proper management of traffic in the city. Once functional, the remote surveillance of traffic will also take place. This will be through the real time data provided by the cameras installed in 260 prime locations around the city. Following which, the centre will also be used to issue e-challans in future.
Andreas Lauermann, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited, said, "It is a privilege for Volkswagen India to partner with the Traffic police and the Rotary Club of Pune Baner to make our city safe to drive. As a brand, safety is one of our core components and we always abide by the same. With this partnership we look at extending the safety from within our cars to the local roads of Pune.”
Volkswagen shows off its commitment towards road safety by partnering in setting up of this Centralized Traffic Control Centre in Pune. Hopefully, the new facility will leverage the efficiency and effectiveness of the limited Police manpower and utilize them for more value added jobs in traffic management. Let's hope citizens also bide by road rules and improve their driving habits.