Volunteers with the Bangalore City Police Traffic Warden Organisation (BCPTWO) have contributed immensely to the cause of regulating traffic in the city.
Story so far: To assist the traffic police, the 37-year-old organisation employs roughly 750 traffic wardens, including 62 women. These volunteers are not compensated in any way for their efforts. According to the traffic wardens’ body, during Covid-19, they went above and beyond the call of duty to help the community by providing meals, educating people about social distancing, and cremating unclaimed bodies.
- The wardens also volunteer to serve during events such as Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches.
- Some of the wardens include CEOs of companies, doctors, bank managers and others.
Different wings: Engineering, Education, and Enforcement are the three wings of BCPTWO. The wardens follow an all-encompassing methodology. In addition to managing traffic (enforcement), the wardens visit schools and colleges to impart knowledge to young people. The engineering wing researches the traffic patterns in Bengaluru and makes recommendations to the local police for enhancing the traffic system.