66% reduction in traffic rules violation due to e-ticketing

The e-challan system in Lahore is the first initiative of its kind and it has resulted in 66 per cent reduction in traffic rules’ violation in the last four months. According to a recent research, there is 25 per cent reduction in travel time of individual travelers on a daily basis, causing reduction in fuel consumption and improving the environment. On the directions of Lahore High Court and with the support of Punjab Police and other government departments, the initiative was launched. The Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) is implementing the e-challan system without any discrimination. However, medical emergency vehicles and security vehicles during authorised operations have exemption, said the PSCA Chief Operating Officer (COO) Akbar Nasir Khan.
He said the PSCA believed that public safety was its highest priority. “We do not want to target any group, individual or segment of society as everybody is subject to the same law according to the constitution of Pakistan.
PSCA has a secure system in all respects and we continuously make efforts to improve its performance and plug any possible operation or technical loopholes in the first-ever state of the art integrated command, control and communication centre of Punjab Police in Pakistan and in South Asia,” the COO said.—APP

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