Measures being taken to avoid traffic mess at OLMT sites


City Reporter

Lahore—All resources are being utilized to ensure smooth traffic flow on important thoroughfares particularly roads adjacent to Orange Line Metro Train development work.
A spokesman of traffic police told APP that Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Tayyab Hafeez Cheema was paying daily visits to various sites for reviewing traffic arrangements at construction sites of OLMT project.
The traffic officials have been directed to adopt comprehensive parking measures besides taking action against encroachment and other traffic rules’ violations around the development sites of the project to facilitate the people.
In this regard, additional traffic wardens have also been deployed at various roads where the construction work was in progress.
Traffic wardens were performing duties in three shifts to maintain traffic flow on roads where construction work was under way, whereas, they have also been directed to discipline the construction staff that no construction material should be thrown on roads and adopt the safety shields and light flashers.
The CTP had set up four screens at Garhi Shahu, Mughalpura, Dubai Chowk and Thokar Niaz Baig to aware the people regarding traffic situation and Orange Train project construction work in the city.
The CTP had also distributed masks and traffic cones among traffic wardens, deployed at construction sites of OLMT project in order to protect them from environmental effects.
The CTO said that strict action would be taken against those who would not perform their duties with responsibility and would not take action against encroachments, wrong parking and other traffic violations.

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