All the government departments would work in close collaboration to play their effective role in the completion of the project, so that the people could carry out their routine activities without facing any hindrance.
This was stated by Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muhammad Habib-ur-Rehman while addressing the first meeting of the BRTS Project committee, constituted by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
The meeting was held at the Central Police Office on Wednesday to finalise the arrangements to ensure smooth flow of traffic in Lahore during the upcoming monsoon season and during the completion of the BRTS Project.
The IGP, who also heads the committee, directed the members that a proper publicity campaign be launched to guide the public about the alternative traffic routes during the completion of the 32-km-long BRTS project.
The meeting also decided that four traffic help lines would be set up at the offices of the SP Traffic City Division, SP Traffic Sadar Division, Senior Traffic Warden and In-charge Complaint Cell in order to monitor the traffic flow on City roads. The citizens can also contact the traffic officials in case of any complaint or suggestions.
It was also decided in the meeting that 372 traffic wardens would be deployed in three shift duties in seven traffic sectors of the project: Kot Lakhpat, Model Town, Ichhra, Mozang, Anarkali, Lower Mall and Ravi Road. Similarly, heavy transport vehicles would not be allowed on roads in these sectors during the construction phase of the project.
The meeting further decided that dumping of material and the machinery to be used in the construction work would be carried out from midnight to 5:00am.
The IGP also directed the members that to keep the traffic flow smooth on City roads, special water-pumps should be installed on both sides at two-km distance to discharge rainwater during the monsoon season, so that the work on the BRTS project could be continued without any hindrance. The provincial police chief further directed the committee members to coordinate with the City district government, lawyers, traders and public representatives to finalise the strategy to remove encroachments during the construction phase of the project.