The Bengaluru City Traffic Police is a specialized unit of the Bengaluru City Police responsible for overseeing and enforcing traffic safety on city roads as well as managing the flow of traffic in the city of Bengaluru. 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.
In Benglauru a traffic wing became a necessary in 1930’s. The Inspector General of the then time General Hamilton is responsible for the formation of Traffic police wing in Bengaluru and the first headquarters was at Halasur (Ulsoor) gate.
The Facebook page of Bengaluru Traffic Police (BTP) has been ranked among top three FD pages of traffic police of various states in the country. The BTP page was initiated on April 10, 2011 by Praveed Sood and MA Saleem, two additional commissioners of traffic.
The page gained popularity thereafter. In the beginning the page was restricted to discuss on traffic issues. Later issues like traffic diversion, introduction of new one-ways and VIP movements gained momentum.
The BTP page was ranked by Face book for being the most interactive in 2017. BTP have been using social media effectively for some time. This award is a testament to the active engagement between the citizens of Bengaluru and the traffic police.