RAWALPINDI - 282 traffic wardens and eight inspectors of City Traffic Police (CTP) have been deployed in the city areas to regulate traffic on the roads during the Sixth Road flyover’s construction period, said City Traffic Officer (CTO), Superintendent Police (SP) Syed Ishtiaq Hussain Shah.
He informed that though a comprehensive traffic plan was formulated for the period of building work of the flyover, yet cooperation of the citizens was necessary to avoid traffic mess mainly on Benazir Bhutto Road (Murree road). He urged the citizens to use alternative routes instead of Chandni Chowk to Double road portion of Benazir Bhutto Road to reach their destinations during Sixth Road flyover construction period. The CTO informed that under the traffic plan a large number of traffic wardens are performing their duties at the project site.
He said all necessary arrangements regarding regular flow of traffic are being made aimed at facilitating the citizens mainly motorists. In order to mitigate the sufferings of general public and to avoid traffic mess on Benazir Bhutto Road (Murree Road) alternate routes have also been provided to the traffic to minimise the load on the busiest road of the town.
The SP said the motorists should use other routes to reach their destinations in twin cities instead of travel on Murree road particularly Double Road to Chandni Chowk area. The motorists particularly the commercial service vehicles will be allowed to use the route of Faizabad or Double Road, Saidpur, Kali Tanki, National Market, Chandni Chowk and Murree Road to reach Rawalpindi from Islamabad. Similarly, those wanted to travel towards Islamabad from Rawalpindi will also be allowed to use the same route. The service roads near Arid Agriculture University will also be available for the movement of the traffic and the vehicles can move on Farooq-e-Azam Road, Transformer Chowk and Chandni Chowk.
The SP informed that the motorists might use Airport road and Peshawar road to approach Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
In order to ensure the smooth flow on the available routes of the city, all encroachments on various roads are being removed, he informed.
Syed Ishtiaq Hussain Shah said wrong parking of vehicles on the city roads is being checked and negligence on part of traffic police officials would not be tolerated. He urged the citizens to cooperate with traffic police so that all traffic related problems could be address properly.
Under the traffic plan devised for the regular traffic flow, traffic police officers have been directed to take action against violators of traffic rules in accordance with the law. He said traffic wardens have also been directed to work with dedication and commitment.