Double parking main hurdle in smooth flow of traffic: CTO

Staff Reporter

Rawalpindi

Wrong and Double parking are the main hurdle in smooth flow of traffic on various roads of the city. Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Yousaf Ali Shahid in a statement here Friday adding that teams have been constituted to lift vehicles on the violation besides impounding the vehicles into the police stations. The CTO urged motorists to avoid parking their vehicles in no parking areas as well as on roadsides that leads to traffic jam and thus creating problems for the public.
He said it is our duty to follow traffic laws to avoid accidents and avoid traffic mayhem.
He said motorists should not violate road lanes while driving as this would also reduce the ratio of traffic mishaps. The CTO Chaudhry Yousaf Ali Shahid said that 500 Wardens would be inducted to regulate traffic in the city.
He expressed the hope that induction of additional force would help regulate the flow of traffic and mitigate the suffering of motorists besides resolving traffic issues in the city.
The CTO directed the wardens to behave with motorists by giving impression of a well-mannered and disciplined force. He also directed them to educate and guide motorists about traffic rules and regulations.
He said police officers should keep an eye on violations of traffic rules so that action in accordance with the law could be taken against the violators particularly against negligent and reckless driving.
The CTO said encroachments would be removed at every cost to ensure traffic flow, adding that without removal of encroachments, the motorists would continue to suffer from increasing traffic jams.

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