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The Bengaluru City Traffic Police (Generally known as BTP) is a specialized unit of the Bengaluru City Police responsible for overseeing and enforcing traffic safety compliance on city roads as well as managing the flow of traffic in the city of Bangalore, Karnataka.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Bengaluru City Traffic Police
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionBangalore, India
Bangalore street Map.png
Map of Bengaluru City Traffic Police's jurisdiction.
SizeCity of Bangalore
HeadquartersInfantry Road

Agency executive
  • Harishekaran, I.P.S,, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Bangalore City
Parent agencyBangalore City Police
Official Website

As of October 2014, the BTP employed 2684 full-time personnel. This included 1309 Police Constables (PCs), 825 Head Constables (HCs), 303 Assistant Sub-Inspectors (ASIs), 191 Police Sub-Inspectors (PSIs) 45 Police Inspectors (PIs). This number excludes 9 Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs), 2 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs), and 1 Additional Commissioner of Police, Traffic (Addl.C.P)[10]

The Commissioner of Police is the overall operational leader of the force, but the Force is normally managed by the Additional Commissioner of Police on behalf of the Commissioner.

A few informal names and abbreviations exist for the Bangalore Traffic Police, the most common being the BTP. Within the city, it is simply known as the Traffic Police.

The BTP's headquarters is located at #05, Infantry road, near Indian Express building.[11]


Although the City Police system was successfully established a century ago, a traffic wing became necessary in 1930. Then Inspector General Hamilton is responsible for the formation of Traffic Police Wing in Bengaluru. The first Headquarters was at Halasur Gate Outer Station with a sanctioned strength of 2 European Constables, 7 Duffedars, 2 Constables, 12 Writers, and 37 duty officers.


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  1. ^ Bangalore: Now, BlackBerry to assist cops smoothen traffic - Indian Express
  2. ^ Think twice before you take on traffic cops - The New Indian Express
  3. ^ Karnataka budget: ‘Video wall’ for traffic police - Bangalore - DNA
  4. ^ Visit To Bangalore's Traffic Management Center | Praja
  5. ^ "Fasten your seat belts from Feb 1". Times Of India.
  6. ^ The Hindu : Cities / Bangalore : Bangalore traffic police get new alcometers
  7. ^ Downed one for the road? The traffic police may just pardon you - Bangalore - DNA
  8. ^ The Hindu : NATIONAL / KARNATAKA : Traffic police did ‘fine’ on B-TRAC project
  9. ^ Citizen Matters, Bangalore: 'Most policemen are not trained in traffic management'
  10. ^ "Bangalore City Traffic Police". Archived from the original on 29 March 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 March 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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