RAWALPINDI – Citizens have expressed grave concerns over the poor arrangement for the traffic on alternate routes in the wake of construction of Sixth Road Flyover as service road on both sides has caved in at various points causing inconvenience to road users.
They said that the situation contribute to traffic jam because traffic plan for the construction of Sixth Road Flyover could not be properly implemented, adding that encroachments are abundant on the service road.
“Ambulance and Rescue 1122 vehicles get trapped in traffic jam and serious patients can lose their lives in case of emergency,” they added.
Despite the tall claims of the TMA Rawal Town, encroachments could not be cleared yet on the alternative route for the Sixth Road Flyover.
Besides, motorcycle workshops have grabbed parts of BB Road near Liaquat Bagh and Committee Chowk and the police are further adding to the traffic crisis by placing barriers on the road. The encroachments on Cricket Stadium Road are also putting question mark on the performance of the city administration.
Moreover, the shopkeepers in the bazaars of the city, including Raja Bazaar, Circular Road, Iqbal Road, Dhok Khabba Road and Kuri Road have also occupied footpaths in front of their shops and the RTMA staff is allegedly backing it.
Story of Commercial Market is also not different as smooth flow of traffic is not possible there due to the presence of handcart vendors.
Citizens demanded relevant authorities to remove encroachments and deploy additional traffic wardens on alternate routes besides carpeting the damaged portions of the service road in order to ensure smooth flow of traffic on the alternate routes during the construction of Sixth Road Flyover.