Once again the residents of are facing traffic jams due to long queues of vehicles at CNG stations in the city.
A few CNG stations were open in some localities where `gas-seeking’ motorists made two or three queues on roads resulting in blockage of traffic throughout the day.
More than 50 per cent CNG stations have not been supplying gas, while a few stations are supplying CNG that witness long queues of vehicles causing traffic jam on main roads.
Motorists are facing problems due to traffic jams, particularly on Murree Road.
City Traffic Officer (CTO) Syed Ishtiaq Hussain Shah urged citizens to cooperate with traffic wardens and park their vehicles in a single queue instead of making multiple queues in front of CNG stations.
Talking to APP some people said the situation is due to mismanagement and lack of proper planning. Traffic wardens should ban second queue on roads outside CNG stations, they added.
The service roads near Pir Mehr Ali Shah-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi are available for movement of traffic on Farooq-e-Azam Road, Transformer Chowk and Chandni Chowk, but nobody wants to use these roads due to long queues of vehicles outside CNG stations.
Muhammad Ilyas, a resident of Rawalpindi, said that people were facing problems due to long queues of vehicles on roads near CNG stations.
He said that alternative routes were congested and after diversion of vehicles on these routes, traffic jams have become a routine.
A motorist said that the Committee Chowk underpass and Chandni Chowk flyover on Benazir Bhutto Road could not help check the traffic mess mainly due to wrong parking of vehicles and other traffic violations while closure of CNG stations adds fuel to fire.