ITP urged to place reflectors on roads to avoid accidents


ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) has shown great concern over the rising number of accidents in the capital due to absence of reflectors on speed breakers and placement of concrete blocks on roads.

ICCI President Sheikh Amir Waheed stressed on Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) to immediately install reflectors at such places which had a history of accidents.

He said that last night two cousins of Muhammad Shakeel Munir, former senior vice president of ICCI, had died after ramming into concrete blocks placed on Jinnah Avenue by security officials, while adding that the unfortunate incident happened because no reflectors were placed near the security barrier.

Waheed urged the ITP to place reflectors at all road barriers and speed breakers to avoid such tragic incidents from happening in the future.

He said that whenever any political party or any other organisation announced to hold a rally in the federal capital, the city was shut down by placing containers and blockades on main roads. This situation badly affected business activities and created a lot of problems for patients and the citizens, he added.

He emphasised that Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration should only allow holding of rallies and protests at a specific location only, so that business activities and movement of citizens would not be restricted in any way.

Moreover, Waheed said that ICT traffic police should also arrange for reflectors and night warning signs on containers placed on roads, as well as on U-turns, so that night travelers could avoid unfortunate accidents altogether.

He also said that absence of reflectors on main roads disturbed vehicular traffic at night and put the lives of drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians in danger, while adding that the lack of facilities on roads had become a routine matter in the federal capital.