Eid rush: Traffic police receive over 1,100 calls

Nevertheless, thousands of vehicles remained stranded at the hill station


APP August 02, 2014

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi City Traffic Police (CTP) helpline-1915 received a total of 1,171 calls from motorists seeking guidance and assistance during the Eid holidays. Chief Traffic Officer Shoaib Khurram Janbaz said the traffic police helped all callers, adding that traffic wardens apprised 10,762 drivers about the traffic plan for Murree and helped a number of car drivers facing mechanical problems with their vehicles. He said CTP helped 15 children who went missing in the unprecedented rush of visitors in Murree and reunited them with their families. Janbaz said the police had devised a comprehensive traffic plan for Murree for Eid, which was strictly followed to ensure smooth flow of traffic on the roads leading to the hill station. Nevertheless, thousands of vehicles remained stranded at the hill station, forcing authorities to block incoming traffic till Sunday.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 2nd, 2014.

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