Before 1970 there was no separate Traffic Police in Manipur. Later, some selected police personnel from Imphal PS and then Town Control Room were detailed to regulate crowded Imphal areas, especially at Kangla western gate, Charlie (formerly known as Western Assam Rifle gate), Bazaar Charlie, Nityaipat chuthek, Keishampat, etc. by wearing khaki uniform with a white armband.
In the year 1970, a separate Traffic Control Police unit was established at its present location, i.e. MG Avenue, Imphal under the command of Sub-Inspector M. Kunjabihari Singh. The manpower strength was – 1 SI, 3 ASI, 2 HC, 22 Blue and White TCP and 12 Khaki TCP. In the year 1972, the strength of the Traffic Police was increased by 1 Dy. SP and 1 Inspector. And the total strength of manpower become as indicated below:-
|Dy. S.P.||Insp.||ASI||HC||Blue & White||Khaki TCP||Total|
Later, additional posts of TCP were created to help cope with the ever-increasing responsibilities to regulate traffic.
|District||HC||Blue & White||Khaki PC|
In the beginning, Traffic Police performed traffic regulation and control duties at important road junctions, intersections and congested Khwai Bazar areas. Violators of traffic rules and regulations were booked by way of challan & sent up to the Transport Magistrate. From time to time, Mobile Court of the Transport Magistrate, Imphal conducted vehicle checking at congested areas of Imphal Bazaar to enforce traffic rules and regulations. All traffic points were manned by TCP(Blue & White PCs) with manual signals. In 1986-87, 2(two) Traffic points i.e. Kangla Western gate and Bazaar Charlies were given Semi Automatic Light Signal on trial basis.
From 1990, Traffic officers not below the rank of Sub-Inspector were empowered to compound fine under Section 201(2) M.V Act 1988. Traffic Police Officers not below the rank of Sub-Inspector were empowered to compound offences punishable under various Sections of M.V. Act 1988.
Besides regulation of vehicular traffic at Traffic Island posts in Imphal area, parking arrangements in congested areas, during VVIP and VIP visits, National and State functions, regular drive against violators of Traffic laws/rules and regulations were also carried out by the Traffic Police.
The Traffic Police also organised Traffic Awareness Campaigns every year and also imparted traffic education to School Children and transporters and drivers.
In acknowledgement of the services rendered by the Traffic Police for the welfare of the society, the Rotary Club of Imphal gave awards to 15 Traffic Policemen and the Rajkumari Sanatombi Award Committee gave awards to 10 Traffic Policemen.
I. The Traffic Control Police, Imphal West function under the supervision of the Superintendent of Police, Imphal West. It is headed by one Dy. SP rank officer.
The components of the Traffic Control Police, Imphal West are Civil Police, Homeguard and Village Defence Forces (VDFs) ,who are commanded by one Inspector.
The present strength of the Traffic Control Police, Imphal West is as under :-
II. The Deputy Superintendents of Police posted in the Traffic Control Police, Imphal West since 1978:
|A. THANGPUIYA (MPS)
22/12/1978 TO 06/08/1984
|NG. MANI SINGH (MPS)
06/08/1984 TO 19/07/1987
|M. BIRAMANGOL SINGH
20/07/1987 TO 09/10/1990
|KH. JUGOLKISHOR SINGH
10/10/1990 TO 30/08/1993
|ACHIN HAOKIP (MPS)
30/08/1993 TO 20/08/1996
|S. MANIHAR SHARMA (MPS)
07/09/1996 TO 30/11/1999
|Y. ASHOK SINGH (MPS)
30/11/1999 TO 28/11/2000
|L. IBOPISHAK SINGH (MPS)
23/08/2002 TO 24/04/2006
|H. BRAJAMANI SHARMA (MPS)
06/12/2000 TO 23/08/2002
|L. BIRBABU SINGH (MPS)
24/04/2006 TO 19/03/2008
|N. MANIMOHON SINGH (MPS)
19/03/2008 TO 24/02/2009
|L. ISHORLAL SHARMA (MPS)
24/02/2009 TO 04/03/2009
|VICTORIA YENGKHOM (MPS)
04/03/2009 TO 10/07/2014
|HAOBAM SANGHAMITA (MPS)
10/07/2014 TO Till date
III. The Additional Superintendents of Policce posted in the Traffic Control Police, Imphal West since 2014
|VICTORIA YENGKHOM, MPS
04/03/2014 to 01/12/2014
|T. LALBOI HAOKIP, MPS
01/12/2014 to Till date
The Home guard personnel have been attached to the Traffic Control Police, Imphal West since its inception. Presently, the Home guard personnel are commanded by two Company Commanders – Shri N. Jayenta Singh and Shri Wahid Ali, under the overall supervision of the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Traffic. Dressed in white shirt and blue pants, these personnel presently are dedicated to the regulation of traffic through hand signals at road junctions. Majority of them are women. In the absence of electronic traffic signals, the Home guard is an indispensable part of the Traffic Control Police. Among the contingents of the parade of the Independence Day Celebration of the state, a platoon of Home guard, Traffic Control Police is a regular and attractive feature of such a prestigious celebration.
The Traffic Police Constables are deployed in various parts of the city. They regulate traffic as well as ensure no-encroachment of the main carriageways and footpaths. They also assist the officers to book offences under MV Act, 1988. Women constables of the Traffic Control Police strength are very less at present but this small team sincerely and effectively executes their assigned duties.
The induction of VDF in the TCP/IW began in the year 2009(June). The rise in the number of vehicles in the state and the expansion of the city necessitated the enhancement of manpower deployment. To meet the immediate shortage, VDFs of the District Police were attached to the TCP/IW. This component today regulates the traffic of the city efficiently and effectively.
The Bike teams of Traffic Control Police, Imphal West were raised in the year 2009. Each team is commanded by one SI /ASI. Prior to their formation, mobile checking was not possible. Now, these teams are dedicated to mobile checking at different parts of the city. In short notice, these teams can move from one area of duty to another and thus attend to emergency related duties too.
The Imphal Tulihal International Airport’s traffic has increased over the years as the frequency of airplanes landing and taking off from this airport has increased. Many VVIPs and VIPs also regularly fly to different places from this airport. To provide a smooth traffic regulation, a team of Traffic Control Police, Imphal West under the command of ASI H. Mohindro Singh is posted at the airport daily from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Imphal, being the capital of the State, is host to many state level functions and visits associated with VVIPs and VIPs almost every day. To manage traffic in connection with such occasions, the TCP/IW has been trained. The teams are headed by ASI Tombi, ASI Meba Maring, SI Janamuddin, ASI Tomcha, ASI Jiten and ASI Kumar.
Two Bullet Riders from Traffic Control Police, Imphal West lead the carcade of H.E. the Governor of Manipur, wherever H.E. travels within the city.
Constable L. Biramani, N. Niranjan and S. Tarunkumar are the designated riders.
Law and Order duties assigned by the District Suptd. Of Police are also performed by the Traffic Inspector, and the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Traffic Control Police, Imphal West on daily basis.
SI Shamsher Ali and his team effectively cater to the clerical requirements of the Traffic Control Police, Imphal West office.
It is also known as wheel boot, parking boot. It is a device that is designed to prevent vehicles from being moved. The TCP, IW is effectively using this device to control double-parking and to control NO-PARKING zones.
These are used by the field Traffic Police to pass messages to the public related to road Safety and other traffic regulatory rules.
Number of cases challaned under MV Act & Rules by TCP-IW before the Hon'ble Mobile court during 2014 and amount of the fine compounded by the court.
Total No. of Cases detected and Amount of Fine under different sections of M.V. Act & Rules are: 23,564 (TR-V) + 1,206 (Mobile court) =24,770 (Cases). And, 25,75,000/- (TR-V) + 1,48,637/- (Mobile court) = 27,23,637/- only.
Traffic Control Police are not permanent Staff of the Traffic Control Police unit. They are transferable. To ensure that the new entrants (newly transferred personnel or officer) are provided with the right information and skill to regulate and manage traffic, they are provided training within the office of the Traffic Control Police.
ASI R.K. Rajen, ASI S. Jiten, Hav. Nava and Company Commander N. Jayenta Singh are the trainers.
The Traffic Control Police, Imphal West conduct traffic awareness programme on traffic rules and road safety regularly. This team visit schools and colleges. And lectures, slide shows, traffic movies etc. are a part of this programme. Apart from schools, colleges, the team is also sent whenever requests are sent by the civil and governmental organizations.
|1||Victoria Yengkhom||Dy. S.P.||DGP's commendation (2011)|
|2||H. Rameshwar Sharma||Traffic Inspector||
Rotary Club Award, Best Traffic of the year
2. DGP's commendation certificate/Disc Police (2012)
3. Medal Meritorious Service on the occasion of 68th Independence Day (2014)
|3||M. Irabot Singh||SI||RK. Sanatombi Devi Awards (1985-86)|
|4||Tombi Singh||ASI||Rotary Club Award (1995)|
|5||S. Jiten Singh||ASI||DGP's commendation (2013)|
|6||K. Paokelung||ASI||Rotary Club Award (1991)|
|7||S. Jilla||HC||All Manipur Driving School (2008)|
|8||N. Bijoy Singh||HC||Rotary Club Award,Best Traffic of the year (1990 & 1999)|
|9||O. Medhapati Devi||WHC||1. RK. Sanatombi Devi Awards (1985)
2. Rotary Club Award (1999)
3. Rotary Club Awards (2003)
|10||H. Memi Devi||WHC||1. Rotary Club Awards (1998-99)
2. RK. Sanatombi Devi Award (2000)
|11||K. Shangkhu Maring||W/C||1. RK. Sanatombi Devi Award (1996)
2. Rotary Club Awards (2001)
|12||W. Guni Singh||Constable||1. Rotary Club Awards (1988)
2. RK. Sanatombi Devi Governor Award (2003)
|13||T. Koireng Singh||Constable||Rotary Club Award (2000)|
|14||L. Nilakanta Singh||Constable||Rotary Club Award (2001)|
|15||L. Biramani Singh||Constable||1. Rotary Club Award (2008)
2. DGP Commendation (2013)
|16||Z.M. Dahrii Pao||Constable||Rotary Club Award (2014)|
|17||M. Kantajini Devi||HG||Rotary Club Award (2007)|