CTP sensitizing people to avoid safety hazards during smog

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City Traffic Police (CTP) Rawalpindi under its ongoing smog awareness campaign is visiting different areas and trying to sensitize people to avoid any health or safety hazards during smog season.

According to a spokesman, the CTP on the directives of Inspector General of Police, Punjab had launched a campaign with an aim to raise awareness about best practices to keep oneself safe and healthy during smog season.

Therefore, the citizens should bring the vehicles on the roads while keeping them in good condition, he said adding, in that regard, the teams were visiting different city roads and bus terminals to distribute pamphlets and face masks among motorcyclists, motorists, and pedestrians.

Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Rawalpindi Taimoor Khan urged the citizens to avoid waste burning to control smog formation to avoid breathing problems, eye, nose, and throat infections.

The teams were briefing the citizens that heart and breathing patients should take extra measures and use sunglasses while going outside which would be helpful to avoid any sort of eye infection, he said.

Major highways were closed due to dense fog in various areas, restricting vehicular traffic on national highways and motorways. A National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP) spokesperson said on Tuesday that Motorways M2, M3, M4, M5 and M11 had been closed owing to dense fog.

He informed that M2 was closed at Thokar Niaz Baig to Kalar Kahar, M3 from Darkhana to Faizpur, M4 at Sher Shah to Pindi Bhatian, M5 at Sher Shah to Rahim Yar Khan and M 11 at Kala Shah Kaku to Sambrial.—APP