The Guwahati Traffic Police donned a new look as they shed the traditional whites for colour uniform. Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on May 22 unveiled the new-look uniform for Guwahati Traffic Police at a function held in Guwahati.
“The chief minister envisioned a smart traffic police for the city and under his guidance we have brought about changes, which are the result of in-depth research on the subject,” said Guwahati (traffic) superintendent of police Amanjeet Kaur.
“It will give us great confidence and spirit to serve the citizens while being comfortable in various climatic conditions,” she said.
Kaur said the emphasis is on making the force more responsive, sensitive and efficient. “We are also conducting behavioural courses for the personnel. The courses will be conducted regularly from now on,” she said.
On Tuesday, several policemen were seen wearing the new navy blue trousers and sky blue shirts.
Unveiling the new uniform, Sonowal said that a smart police force is of paramount importance to cope with modern-day law-and-order challenges.
As many as 200 newly inducted traffic constables from different units of Assam Police have been trained to help manage traffic and they were provided the new uniform of navy blue trousers and sky blue shirts.