History Of Traffic Police Maharashtra State

  • 1948

    State Traffic branch (S.T.B) formed in 1948.


    STB was empowered to carry out cases under the M.V. Act and B.P.Act.

  • 1989

    Disbanded in March 1989 due to various complaints. Staff brought under the SPs of the districts.

  • 1992

    In 1992 - Highway Safety Patrol Scheme started due to increase in dacoities and robberies on the Highways. Earlier Staff brought under the control of DIG (HSP).

  • 1996

    September 1996 - "Highway Police" came into existence - A change in nomenclature on 04.08.2009 - Limited legal powers to HP under the M.V.Act on the N.H.4 (Mumbai - Pune Highway) and the Expressway, renewable on a yearly basis.

  • 2010

    Upto 2009 there were 49 Traffic Aid Posts controlling and monitoring the Traffic on Highways.In 2010 New 11 TAPs are sanctioned by the Goverment of Maharashtra.