CITY BEATS

Report by: 
M SURESH KUMAR
Port Blair
7 Dec 2017

Commuters decry frequent traffic jams
While challans first and regulations next remains the norm for traffic police, commuters continue to bear the brunt of burgeoning vehicular population in the city.  Traffic at the busy APWD Chief Engineer’s Office area came to a grinding halt for several minutes on Thursday morning during office hours, but not a single traffic police personnel was found that the spot to regulate the traffic. As a result of the chaos, many landed late in their offices and blamed the traffic police for ignoring their basic duty.  
“My car was not even inching forward. Several vehicles were lined up one after another and after waiting for several minutes in the jam, I reached office at around 9.45 am. Cops of the Traffic Department should focus more on regular instead of challan drives. The incongruous situation can be seen at many locations in the city where a group of constables remain busy signalling motorists to pull over, while totally neglecting their duty of regulating traffic. The growing vehicular population has become a serious cause of concern and serious efforts of the traffic police is required to deal with the situation,” said a motorist stuck in the jam.



Asian Paints showroom inaugurated
A new showroom of Asian Paints Limited was inaugurated at Bhatu Basti on Thursday. The outlet, named Sima Trading Enterprises, located near Axis Bank, Bhatu Basti, was inaugurated by Ms B Archana, Area Manager, Asian Paints Limited, Chennai in the presence of Mr Kannan Manoharan, SSO, Asian Paints Ltd., Chennai. The showroom has a range of products in the decorative segment namely Interior Wall Finishes, Exterior Wall Finishes, Enamels and Wood Finishes, besides painting solutions Service, painting solutions for kid's room to name a few
Asian Paints Ltd is India's largest paint company and Asia's third largest paint company. The company, along with their subsidiaries, has operations in 22 countries globally with 27 paint manufacturing facilities servicing consumers in 65 countries through Berger International, SCIB Paints, Apco Coatings and Taubmans.