Action ordered against wrong parking

These queues can easily be avoided by imposing increased penalties

​ Our Correspondent May 29, 2020

RAWALPINDI: Wrongly parked vehicles are the main cause of traffic jams in city centre and commercial areas, said Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Syed Ali Akbar on Thursday. CTO Akbar directed wardens and field officers to take strict action against wrong parking as it was creating hurdles in smooth flow of traffic.

He said wrong parking was one of the main causes of traffic logjams. People violating the parking law would be dealt with strictly and their vehicle or motorcycle would be impounded in the respective police station.

Traffic problems rising with number of vehicles

He said the efforts were being made to regulate city traffic. The CTO urged the citizens to cooperate with the traffic police so that traffic problems could be resolved and motorists could be facilitated regarding smooth flow of traffic on city roads. He said to clear wrong parking on bust roads, lifters would be available to lift vehicles and motorcycles parked in a wrong way

Traffic congestion is a wicked problem which is creating difficulties for the citizens particularly in congested areas of the town as the number of vehicles and motorcycles registered by Excise and Taxation Rawalpindi has reached 1,081,422. Long queues of vehicles can be seen on different city roads including Murree Road, Raja Bazar, Jamia Masjid Road, Saidpur Road, Rehmanad, Sadiqabad, Tench Bhatta and other thoroughfares particularly of main city area.

These queues can easily be avoided by imposing increased penalties, including parking rules, on the traffic rules violators. 

Published in The Express Tribune, May 29th, 2020.


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