Efforts underway to improve traffic: CTO

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Salim Ahmed

Chief Traffic Officer Rai Ejaz Ahmed has said that a high-level traffic management committee, in collaboration with the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry, is being formed to take care of Lahore traffic.
He was speaking here at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The LCCI President Abdul Basit and Vice President Muhammad Nasir Hameed Khan also spoke on the occasion while Khamis Saeed Butt, Tahir Manzoor Chaudhry, Mian Zahid Javed, Shahid Nazir, Mian Abdul Razzaq, Javed Siddiqui, Ashraf Bhatti, Shahid Iqbal Butt and others were present in the meeting.
CTO said that proposed committee would have in its fold representatives both from LCCI and Traffic Police hierarchy.
road blockade is not right anyone. People involved in violation of law against road blockade would be dealt strictly. He said that traffic police staff has been directed to deal citizens with respect and a training plan has also been evolved in this regard.
He said that traffic police department is ready to establish a permanent driving license issuance center at the Lahore Chamber for its members.
He said that department considers business community an important stakeholder and wants to collaborate. He said that number of license issuance centers would extended to over 30 from existing 11. He said that difference in school and colleges timing is a must to bring down the traffic pressure at peak times.
The LCCI President Abdul Basit said that though traffic department has taken various initiatives to overcome the traffic chaos but still a lot of work has to do. He said that traffic is disturbed in different parts of the city because of development work of Orange Train project.
He said that this issue could be tackled through deployment additional traffic wardens while traffic could also be diverted to the alternative routes.