Who We Are?

  • There are total 63 Traffic Aid Post running in Maharashtra State which regulate, monitor and control traffic on the highways.
  • Inception of Highway safety police in March 1989 with 23 Aid posts. Initially Controlled by District Superintendents and DIG Range.
  • With the order dated 23rd Jan 1992 Highway Safety Patrol created and 49 TAPs + 11 Patrol Units + all posts under the SPs brought under a single scheme – Controlled by DIG assisted by 3 DySPs.
  • In 1993 post of DIG (HSP) was upgraded to IG (Traffic).
  • 11th Sept 1996 Traffic Aid Posts and Patrol Units were unified and a single Highway Safety Police Unit was formed and currently 40 TAPs are functional.
  • On 18/09/2001 IG, Traffic declared as "Head of Department".
  • Each TAP comprises of 3 Sub Inspectors, 6 Head Constables, 24 Police Constables and 3 Drivers.
  • Right Now there are 63 TAPs functional in Maharashtra State.