The Odisha government on Wednesday approved a proposal of the Student Traffic Volunteer Scheme to improve Traffic management in twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
Under the scheme, the students of Colleges and Universities can help the police personnel in manning traffic during peak hours of the day, for which they will be provided monetary incentive.
According to official sources, the student volunteers will be engaged for maximum three hours on a day and each student will be paid Rs 3000 per month for assisting the police personnel. The amount of incentive will directly be deposited in their bank accounts.
The involvement of students in traffic management can largely help in increasing awareness about road safety among the youths. They will also be imparted training which will be counted as working days.
The selected student volunteers would be made aware of traffic rules before being engaged in traffic management.