The Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) is setting up a traffic warden cell to improve traffic flow in the areas that fall within its limits.
In the initial stage, 56 personnel have been hired by the CBC for its traffic warden section. The personnel are currently undertaking training at the Police Centre in Saeedabad.
“We need a new vision and passion to improve the standard of CBC’s services,” said the Cantonment Board’s president and Karachi Station Commander Brig. Farrukh Waseem Khan, while addressing the trainee traffic wardens. He was of the opinion that the traffic jams were a source of inconvenience for the public and needed to be addressed quickly. Bearing this in mind, the CBC had decided to establish its traffic warden section which would aid the traffic police ensure smooth flow of traffic.
CBC Enforcement Cell in-charge, Khadim Uchvi, told The Express Tribune that the traffic wardens will be deployed at 10 to 15 pickets which will be established in the CBC’s limits after the completion of their trainings. “They will manage traffic in the peak hours and during school timings,” said Uchvi, adding that the section would operate along the lines of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s (KMC) traffic section but would be on a smaller scale as per the area’s needs.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 8th, 2014.