Holiday assistance: Motorway police adopts soft policing, no challans issued

The four hour soft policing campaign provided instant help to the road users.


Express August 30, 2011

ISLAMABAD:


The National highways and Motorway Police (NH&MP) ended their two-day public-friendly policing campaign on Tuesday, using all motorway police vehicles and ambulances to help commuters in trouble and assist those travelling through the Motorway.


The number of vehicles increased in the last days of Ramazan, as people are heading towards their native towns on the occasion of Eid. In view of this Inspector General of NH&MP Zafarullah Khan, N-5 North Zone launched a public-friendly policing campaign from 3pm to 7pm, under the administration of Abbas Hussain Malik DIG North.

The campaign was carried out in a soft and friendly fashion, no challans were issued and the commuters were briefed to maintain a pleasant environment, said a spokesperson of the police. The concept of soft policing and improving the standard of services of NH&MP were practiced under the direct supervision of the DIG North.

During the four hours soft policing campaign, all patrolling mobiles including recovery vehicles and ambulance service vehicles were utilised to provide maximum and instant help to the road users.

The DIG said that NH&MP N-5 North provided a safe passage the motorway commuters. All the SSPs, DSPs DSP headquarters and patrolling staff were directed to remain on duty, patrolling and monitoring the flow of traffic.

A special briefing had been imparted by the mobile education units at Mandra, Sangjani, Taraki and Jhelum toll plazas.Road safety
stalls were also arranged at these points.



Published in The Express Tribune, August 31st, 2011.

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