The City Traffic Police Lahore (CTPL) has finalised the traffic plan for the Tableeghi Jamaat Congregation that is being organised between November 1 and 4 in the provincial capital.
According to the plan, 848 wardens, 146 patrolling officers, 72 inspectors and five DSPs will be deployed to maintain the flow of traffic under the supervision of divisional SPs. A special control room and camp office has been set up to review and monitor the arrangements. At least 13 fork-lifters and other machinery had been deployed to counter illegal parking.
Chief Traffic Police Officer (CTO) Liaquat Ali Malik said CTPL made proper arrangements for parking. “No vehicle will be allowed to park except parking stands, he added.
Meanwhile, CTPL has decided to delay the launch of a crackdown against those motorcyclists who don’t wear helmets. He added CTPL allowed another month for motorcyclists riding without helmets and side-mirrors. “The purpose of procrastination for one month is to seek time to sensitise the citizens”, said Malik. He added CTPL will keep observe a policy of zero-tolerance for motorcyclists without helmets.
Also, CTPL issued tickets to 8,240 vehicles that were emitting smoke. Malik said that CTPL had accelerated the action against such vehicles keeping in view the threats of smog. He also issued a circular to all the offices of CTPL to plant trees.