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Two special traffic divisions in Peliyagoda and Nugegoda

A special traffic division is to be set up in Peliyagoda in the Western Province (North) for the management of traffic and another traffic division has been established in Nugegoda in the Western Province (South) region for traffic control to cover the areas not covered by the Colombo City Traffic Division, said Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara.

The areas covered by the Western Province (North) Traffic Divisdion are the Peliyagoda, Gampaha and Negombo areas.

“The Colombo City the City Traffic Division was established for traffic control in the Colombo City, but severe traffic congestions has been a constant issue. Therefore, these two traffic divisions would be established under a Superintendent of Police (SP) as a Director and three ASPs would be deployed for traffic duties together with over 200 strong police team,” SP Gunasekara said.

The Police Spokesman also noted that 50 Police motorcycles and eight petrol cars are to be deployed for traffic duties of the newly established traffic divisions.

The areas covered by the Western Province (South) Traffic Division established in Nugegoda are from Panadura to Dehiwala, Homagama to Kirulapone, Homagama to Malabe, Kaduwela to Orugodawatte, Kottawa to the Ayurwedha roundabout in Thalawathugoda and Malabe to the Polduwa Roundabout.

These new divisions would come under the purview of a Senior DIG Traffic and DIG Traffic. The three ASPs would be stationed in Nugegoda, Mount Lavinia and Battaramulla for better traffic management, the Police Spokesman said.

Further, the lane rule was implemented to ensure smooth traffic flow and minimising of accidents from June 10th. During the period from June 10th to July 01st the police had filed 5,120 cases against drivers violating the lane rules within the Colombo city alone, he noted.

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