RAWALPINDI: The City Traffic Police (CTP) has imposed fines amounting to Rs21 million on errant motorists for parking their vehicles incorrectly last year.
This was disclosed by Rawalpindi Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Muhammad Bin Ashraf in a statement on Monday. He added that the fines were imposed and collected by a special squad which had been deployed to take action against vehicles which had been incorrectly parked in different areas of the city.
Traffic police is carrying out an operation in various areas of the city including Murree Road, Airport Road, Adiala Road, Mall Road, Cantonment, Bank Road, Peshawar Road, Misriyal Road, Judicial Complex, Jhelum Road, Raja Bazaar, City Saddar Road, Liaquat Road, College Road, Circular Road, Commercial Market, and in Sadiqabad.
The CTO directed wardens and field officers to take strict action against those violating parking rules, adding that incorrect parking is one of the main reasons for traffic jams on the thoroughfares of the city and that they will not be tolerated. He added that all such vehicles and motorbikes will be impounded.
Further, CTO Ashraf said that efforts were being made to regulate city traffic, and he urged citizens to cooperate with traffic police.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 7th, 2020.