Uttar Pradesh Traffic Police will once again don blue trousers instead of the existing khaki. “At a meeting with the DGP, it was unanimously decided by officers to change the colour of khaki trousers to blue. It has been done to give the traffic police a separate identify,” a senior official said.
Now traffic cops will wear white shirts and blue trousers for which the government has sanctioned Rs 2,250 per year to a cop for the uniform. During the previous Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) government, Mayawati had changed the uniform of traffic police from white to blue on April 1, 2008, stating that white colour gets dirty easily.