Traffic police chalk out strategy to manage traffic efficiently


The Karachi Traffic Police has chalked-out an elaborate strategy focused on traffic management with equal attention paid towards traffic jams, parking facilities and welfare of cops associated with the department.
DIG Traffic Abdul Khaliq Shaikh sharing details of the report with Sindh IGP Shahid Baloch said enforcement officers for the scheme have also been selected from amongst the best cops.
As for efficient implementation of the reforms, he said representatives of civil society and influential people belonging to different walks of life were also being approached so as to develop close coordination with the citizens.
“The idea is to minimise communication gap and restore public confidence in the department,” the DIG said.
Further, he said strict action would also be taken against cops found to be indulged in over-stepping their authority, negligence and corruption.
DIG Khaliq also said it had been decided that only single parking would be allowed at the shopping areas and business centres while strict compliance to no-parking on corners and turnings would also be ensured without any failure.
Similarly with the support of area police and business union of the centre’s goods placed by shopkeepers outside their shops, on pavements or thoroughfares, would be confiscated while relevant action would be taken against the shopkeepers and hawkers utilising this space.
Moreover, the DIG said that chaotic scenes were witnessed in different parts of the metropolis, including in Quaidabad area, and resolved to address these through implementing a ban on the entry of push carts and peddlers encroaching on the roads.
Stalls raised around thoroughfares would also be removed so as to ease traffic pressure and ensure smooth flow of traffic, DIG Khaliq reiterated.
Meanwhile, IGP Baloch appreciated the scheme and said citizens must be informed about these efforts.
For the purpose, he directed the traffic police officers concerned to make use of FM radio service of the department and alert service through text message to keep the public informed of developments related to the city’s traffic.