ISLAMABAD-The Islamabad Capital Police have launched a campaign against those involved in parking their vehicles wrongly and creating problems in smooth flow of traffic by occupying footpath areas.
Following the directions of Islamabad Capital City Police Officer (ICCPO) Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan, the Islamabad capital police have launched this campaign and Chief Traffic Officer Islamabad Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanweer is monitoring it, informed a police spokesman on Saturday.
The CTO Islamabad has directed all zonal DSPs to ensure implementation of traffic laws and take action against those involved in creating problems for traffic discipline in the city.
The CTO Islamabad said that it is the right of pedestrians to use footpaths and no parking would be allowed there. He said that vehicles should be parked at lots specified at shopping centers while awareness campaigns should be launched to educate citizens.
During the campaign, action was taken against showroom and shopping malls’ administrators in G-11 Markaz, F-10 and F-11 Markaz, G-8 and G-9 Markaz, I-8 Markaz, Blue Area, Bahria Town, Jinnah Super, F-6 Super Market, Aabpara and Bhara Kahu markets.
Vehicles were removed from footpath areas and they were warned to follow rules otherwise strict action would be initiated against them.
During the ongoing year, the Islamabad capital police also issued 6,011 fine tickets to those involved in wrong parking while several vehicles were impounded at police stations for not vacating footpath areas.
The CTO Islamabad Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanweer said that it is our top priority to ensure convenience for road users by maintaining traffic discipline and every possible effort would be made for the purpose.
He said that squads have been constituted for the purpose of removing illegal parking and vacating footpaths while indiscriminate action would be taken against violators.
He said that this operation would be extended to the other areas of Islamabad and smooth traffic flow to be ensured.