The residents of the capital have demanded Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) to introduce on spot fine collections to save time and inconvenience.
The residents suggested ITP to follow the pattern of Motorway Police for collection of fines as it is hassle free.
They were of the view that existing system of fine collection is lengthy and time consuming due to long lines at banks for deposit of fine. After paying the fine, license remains to be collected from zone office of ITP which makes the process extremely tedious. The procedure is particularly troublesome for residents of other cities who are unaware of city routes and some times have to prolong their stay due to delay.
Anwar, a visitor from Lahore said that he was issued a ticket for non-fastening of seat belt and had to stay a day more to get his driving license. He said that the police should devise a mechanism for on spot collection of fines.
Another motorist Dr Waqar said, “In this era of Information
Technology the police should start collecting fines through existing money transfer methodology introduced by cellular companies.”
Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Traffic Dr Moeen Masood said that the new system requires new legislation to amend Motor Vehicle Ordinance. “The ITP would write to the interior ministry to propose the modern fee collection system.”
He said a computerised mechanism would have to be established and ITP is already working on that and hoped that the new system would be introduced after passing of the necessary legislation.