CTP chalks out traffic plan for Ramazan
RAWALPINDI—City Traffic Police (CTP) Rawalpindi have evolved a comprehensive plan to control traffic in Ramazan and in this regard special arrangements have been made. Special traffic squads and enhanced number of traffic wardens will be deployed at all main intersections of the city whereas helplines 1915 and 051-9272616 have also been set- up at Race Course Traffic Office with deployment of special squad. The helpline 1915 will provide 24-hour help and assistance to the citizens.
According to acting Chief Traffic Officer, (CTO) Rawalpindi Iftikhar ul Haq, CTP had formulated a comprehensive traffic plan for the provision of all possible facilities to the road users regarding traffic especially during Ramazan-ul-Mubarik.
Special traffic arrangements had also been made for Ramazan Dastarkhawans and Ramazan Sasta Bazaars. He said, duty timing of traffic wardens had been increased aimed at ensuring the smooth traffic flow on city roads. The motorists would be allowed to park their vehicles only in parking areas of the shopping centers and the markets during the month.
He said special arrangements were being made to control the traffic jams so that the citizens could easily reach at their destinations within shortest possible time. He said in view of the security of the citizens, special traffic arrangements were being made. Parking of vehicles near Mosques, Imam Bargahs and other religious places would not be allowed and double parking in any part of the city would also be prohibited, he added.
Under the plan, traffic police officers had been directed to keep a vigilant eye on suspected vehicles, he said adding, strict action in accordance with the law had also been ordered against vehicles having tinted glasses or without number plates. The CTO said, traffic wardens had been directed to work with dedication and commitment and ensure the traffic flow so that traffic mess particularly on congested roads could be avoided and the citizens could be provided relief during the holy month. Under the traffic plan, all out efforts would be made by city traffic police to ensure the smooth flow of traffic on city roads mainly for ‘Iftar’ timing, he added.
He informed that he himself would supervise all the arrangements made for Ramazan. In order to provide relief to the citizens, strict action against transporters charging exorbitant fares from the passengers had also been ordered, he said.
A view of traffic congestion on Benazir Bhutto road on a hot afternoon.—INP