Mengal said he would personally visit the truck stands to review the situation and monitor the operation against encroachments. He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of Pakistan Truck Goods and Trawler Motor Owners Association which called on him at Town Hall on Wednesday.
The DCO said that traffic problems were increasing because of the truck stands inside the City. “A site near Saggian has been identified for a truck terminal and we will prepare a summary for shifting it out of the City,” he informed.
The DCO said that shifting the truck terminal would facilitate the transporters. He said the loading and unloading caused traffic jams at Circular Road most of the time, but especially at night. He also directed the traffic police to increase the number of traffic wardens at that point.
Mengal said all steps would be customer friendly and would help the transporters work in a better environment. On this occasion, the delegation apprised the DCO of the behaviour of traffic police, challans and other issues. The DCO assured them an early solution to their problems. ACCT Saira Umar, DO Larri Adda Arshad Bhatti, TMO Ravi Town Malik Abrar and other officers concerned were also present on this occasion.
CATTLE EVICTION DRIVE CONTINUES: On the directions of the Lahore DCO, town administrations have conducted operation for eviction of cattle from urban areas of the City. They evicted 32 cattle, while five cattle were taken into custody and three FIRs were registered against the violators. 20 cattle were evicted from Union Council No 1 of Ravi Town and three FIRs were registered. 10 cattle were evicted from Union Council No 59 of Aziz Bhatti Town. Two cattle evicted from Union Council No 89 of Samanabad Town. Five cattle were taken into custody from Union Council No 110 of Iqbal Town. Follow-up operation was conducted in Union Council No 136 of Nishter Town, Union Council No 97 of Gulberg Town and Union Council No 36 of Wahga Town.
In the ongoing crack down, teams of CDG officers initiated action against hotels, marriage halls, sweet marts and bakers for selling substandard food items in the City. Food inspectors took samples from 177 hotels, marriage halls, sweet marts, bakers and other shops during the ongoing drive and imposed a fine of Rs17,500 on selling substandard and unhygienic food. Overall, 45 samples were sent to laboratory for further testing.
Moreover, inspection of medical stores of the City also continued and drug inspectors checked 27 medical stores and sealed one medical store.