Independence Day security plan finalised

Around 4,000 wardens will be deployed on Pindi roads to avoid traffic mess on August 14

Imran Asghar August 12, 2022
“This is a dangerous way to celebrate Independence Day…there is a ban on performing wheelies, driving at high speeds and removing silencers from motorcycles.” PHOTO: FILE


Rawalpindi police have finalised a comprehensive security plan for Independence Day celebrations.

Under the security plan, one-wheeling, car skating, fireworks and aerial firing will be banned. A heavy police force will be deployed on important roads and highways in the garrison city to avoid a traffic mess on roads on August 14. Traffic police will launch a crackdown on unruly motorcyclists who indulge in one-wheeling.

According to the police, a foolproof plan has been arranged to maintain the law and order for Independence Day under which more than 4,000 police personnel will be deployed for security.

More than 1,000 traffic police personnel will be deployed at major highways, interchanges and toll plazas. Barricades will be placed at different places on Murree Road, Jhelum Road, Rawal Road, Syedpur Road, Peshawar Road and Bank Road to prevent motorcyclists from one-wheeling and car-skating.

All flyovers on Murree Road will be closed for motorcycles. A traffic police post will be established near Committee Chowk to prevent motorcyclists from passing through the underpass.

According to the security plan, the police will completely seal Bank Road and Food Street. Containers will be placed on Hyder Road to provide alternative routes for traffic.

A police officer said that one-wheelers would be dealt in accordance with the law and traffic wardens have been directed to impound motorcycles of one-wheelers in their respective police stations. He urged parents to keep an eye on their children and stop them from doing the dangerous activity.

Emergency will be enforced in all allied hospitals on August 13 and August 14.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th, 2022.


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