Kathmandu, Nov 1: A lack of manpower at the institution of traffic police in the valley has hit the execution of the works of traffic police.
Poshraj Pokharel, spokesperson of the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division, said that currently the valley has 965 posts of traffic police personnel that have to look after more than 850,000 vehicles, against required position of up to 2,000 traffic police personnel. The figure may go up to 3,000 in case of traffic pressure, he added.
He said that additional appointment of traffic police is valued at a time when traffic police have to work manually without traffic lights on the roads of the valley.
Pokharel said that 200 to 500 traffic police personnel are required to manage motorcades on a trip of VIPs and VVIPs like President, Vice-president and Prime Minister. And so adequate human resources at the institution of traffic police is needed, he said.
He said they are also deploying those people under trainings of traffic police to cope with the lack of human resources.