NEW DELHI: Traffic police has planned to set up multifunctional cabins for its men around 100 locations in the city to keep them comfortable during winter months. The cabins will be made out of fibre sheets and will have a temperature control system for extreme weather conditions.

Long hours of work in the open often leads the men to develop health problems which can be curtailed if they are provided some rest during the lean hours. The aim is to allow one personnel to rest while the others would be on duty.

The force usually has 3300 men deployed on the city roads having a work shift of 8-12 hours depending on the requirements. While high pollution increases the risk for dry-eye syndrome, excessive exposure to the sun’s UV light reflected off footpaths can produce a burn on the surface of the eye, experts say.

Officers say that most of them have develop a respiratory problem standing in the heavily polluted zones. The cabins would be a respite from this. As per the plan, 25 cabins would be erected at intersections along the Ring Road and outer Ring Road while the rest would be on the national highways entering or exiting the city. The cops have also sought small stretches of land from the civic authorities on which the cabins would be erected.

The cabins would also be equipped with a few beds, a first aid kit and a toilet for the cops. The proposal to erect the cabins have been and are expected come up with a month, police sources say.

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Source: TOI-Delhi