A special police division will handle the traffic on the expressways that are to be set up shortly according to highly places sources at the Police Headquarters.
According to the police a new division is required since traffic regulations on the expressways are different from the normal traffic laws.
New regulations are now being drafted by the police for the expressways. The new division of expressways traffic is to be administered by a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) with powers vested similar to the Western Province Traffic DIG. Police officers would be recruited after undergoing a special training to control expressway traffic.
Traffic policemen representing the new division were to be recruited for duty in the Southern Expressways from Kottawa in the Colombo district to Pinnaduwa area in Galle which is to be opened for transport next month.