CM instructs comprehensive traffic plan for Peshawar

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Staff Reporter

Peshawar

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has directed to formulate a comprehensive traffic management plan so as to resolve traffic congestion in the provincial capital on permanent basis. The Chief Minister further directed that a detailed report highlighting all traffic related issues should be furnished within fifteen days for the purpose.
While chairing a meeting regarding traffic management plan for Peshawar, the Chief Minister directed the District Administration, Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) and Police Department to undertake immediate measures to ensure smooth flow of traffic in the city adding that all inclusive strategy should be formulated for the provincial capital to ensure optimum management and utilization of available resources.
The meeting was attended by Finance Minister Taimur Salim Jhagra, Minister Information Shaukat Yousafzai, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shahab Ali Shah, ACS, Secretary Finance, Commissioner Peshawar, CCPO Peshawar, Director General PDA and other high officials. The Chief Minister stated that the traffic management policy will be executed in letter and spirit adding that pragmatic step should be undertaken by PDA to solve the issues of drainage system in Peshawar City in addition to ensuring plantation alongside G.T Road to minimize pollution.
The Chief Minister directed that all concerned departments should work collectively to resolve the issue of traffic congestion in Peshawar, so as to ensure free and efficient flow of traffic in the City. The meeting was also briefed about the overall development of Peshawar City, services delivery, comprehensive traffic management strategy, short term and long term policies for resolving traffic congestion. The Chief Minister was informed that traffic signals would be introduced at all cross roads points in Peshawar. Chief Minister clarified that the Provincial Government would spare no efforts to resolve the issue of traffic congestion in Peshawar City.