New Delhi: Traffic police will now don a new role. Apart from streamlining the traffic and issuing challans for transgressing the rules and regulations on roads, the traffic police will take up the responsibility of maintaining law and order situation as well.

Sensing the city is getting vulnerable to terror menace and audacity of hooligans who wreak havoc on roads, the government has decided to reinforce traffic police with 500 police personnel who will keep close tab on any suspicious activities.

Delhi Police Commissioner B K Gupta told the reporters, “The traffic cops keep close eye on roads more than any other police wing…so it would be worth to give security charge to them who will shoulder it apart from regulating traffic.”

The traffic police will make people cautious and keep tight vigil in the areas they will be deployed, Gupta added.