LAHORE: Traffic Headquarters Superintendent Chaudhry Azhar Gujjar said on Sunday the traffic police had taken various measures to ensure smooth flow of traffic. He said the city traffic police had launched a crackdown against encroachments and illegal parking stands at various places in the city. He said a large number of cases had been registered against encroachers to maintain traffic flow. The SP said traffic police had evolved the traffic plan with the cooperation of other departments. He said they had also launched an awareness campaign for the general public to educate them on traffic rules. He said a series of lectures, seminars and walks had been planned as part of the campaign. He urged people to cooperate with traffic wardens. “Traffic wardens are there to help people and educate them on minor violations,” he said. Gujjar said the traffic police had issued 5,195 duplicate licences, 47,642 renewal licences, 5,776 international licences and 3,337 endorsement licences last year. He said those founding driving without proper paperwork would be fined and legal action would be taken against them.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 13th, 2014.