ISLAMABAD - Inspector General, National Highways & Motorway Police Zafar Abbas Lak directed to establish three driving schools at Islamabad, Peshawar and Sargodha with all modern gadgets e.g. escalators.
The committee will also submit a detailed report to start Driving Licensing Authority of NH&MP in one month.
Zafar Abbas Lak has visited the office of DIG N-5 (North) zone on Friday. Where DIG N-5 (North) Zone, Muhammad Saleem Bhatti given the detailed briefing to IG, NH&MP about N-5 (North).
The IGP also formed a committee comprising SSP Saeed Wazir, SSP Asim Gulzar, DSP Naeem Tiwana and DSP Muhammad Iqbal to make a feasibility report to establish state of the art driving schools in major cities.
During briefing DIG Muhammad Saleem Bhatti has said that N-5 (North) Zone is from Peshawar to Lahore GT Road consisting 400 KM.
The DIG said that there is different type of traffic plying on GT Road as compared to motorways, whereas encroachment is a big problem on GT Road in free flow of traffic.
He said that there is shortage of staff, which need to be fulfilled. He said that 861 motorists are helped daily.
The IG NH&MP said that the all professional drivers are our main stake holders, therefore, there is dire need to keep up there standard and driving skills.
He said that refresher courses and motivation plan be designed for the professional drivers.
He also ordered to send their professional teams to have liaison with the truck and bus drivers of all adjacent cities on the GT road, give them lectures on road safety and establish their data for further programming for giving regular refresher courses.
He also said that all bus and truck companies be asked to provide proper uniform to their drivers and also fix their timings for driving, so that a better road discipline could be established.
The IGP also said to have a complete liaison with NHA for the maintenance of road and road furniture and ordered to establish mobile workshops on GT road as on motorways.
He also directed the officers to take all necessary measures to control overloading at all costs so that precious roads could be saved.
During his visit of DIG N-5 (North) office he inspected the Mobile Education Unit and different sections of DIG (N-5) North office.