CTP chalks out traf­fic plan for Ra­mazan

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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

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