RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi City Traffic Police Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Yousaf Ali Shahid said Sunday that encroachments are a major hurdle in ensuring smooth flow of traffic in the city.
Talking to reporters, he said that the traffic police was making efforts to avoid traffic jams on roads. The CTO urged the traders to cooperate with traffic police in removing encroachments, adding that without the removal of encroachments, the traffic problems could not be effectively controlled.
He also said that traffic wardens should be polite and respectful towards motorists, as misbehaving with citizens would not be tolerated. He also directed all traffic wardens to educate and guide the motorists regarding the traffic rules and regulations.
Yousaf Ali further instructed traffic police officers to keep a vigilant eye on traffic rules violations so that action in accordance with the law could be taken against the violators, particularly against negligent and reckless drivers.