RAWALPINDI - City Traffic Officer (CTO) Rawalpindi Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Shoaib Khurram Janbaz Sunday directed the traffic wardens to make all out efforts to avoid traffic jams on city roads especially at and after Iftar time. The City Traffic Police (CTP), he said in a statement, had made special arrangements to control traffic in the city during Ramazan. Under the traffic plan devised in this regard, all available strength of Traffic Wardens was being deployed, with special arrangements for Ramazan ‘Dasterkhawans’ and 19 Sasta Bazaars. Even the leaves of the traffic wardens were cancelled to ensure maximum deployment on city roads. He directed the traffic officers and wardens to remain present at their duty points particularly at Iftar timing to control traffic.

Traffic squads were deployed at all main intersections of the city whereas a helpline 1915 had also been set up at Racecourse Traffic Office. The helpline is providing 24-hour help and assistance to the citizens. The CTO told that all out efforts are being made by Rawalpindi Traffic Police to facilitate the road users so that they could get uninterrupted traffic flow and reach at their destination within shortest possible time.

He said, duty timing of traffic wardens has been increased aimed at ensuring the smooth traffic flow on city roads. He said in view of the security of the citizens, special traffic arrangements have been made. Parking of vehicles near Mosques, Imam Bargahs and other religious places is not allowed.

Under the plan, traffic police officers have been directed to keep a vigilant eye on suspicious vehicles. Strict action in accordance with the law has also been ordered against vehicles having tinted glasses or moving in the city without number plates, he added. The CTO said traffic wardens have also been directed to work with dedication and commitment and ensure the traffic flow so that traffic mess particularly on congested roads could be averted and the citizens could be provided relief during the holy month.