ISLAMABAD  -

The out-of-order signals are creating traffic troubles in the federal capital. Due to load-shedding, most of signals in the city had broken down and absence of traffic wardens from such points adds to woes.

Rehan Abbasi, a commuter, said that ambulances also get caught in such snarl-ups. Another commuter pointed out that a warden failed to control the heavy flow of traffic and suggested that it is necessary to deploy at least three personnel's at each signal.

Traffic troubles for women: Insufficient transport facilities and allocation of less space in public transport for women commuters in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad have added to miseries. On one hand the twin cities lack public transport while on the other less space has been allocated for women commuters, said Saira, a working woman at Sadiqabad stop. Another passenger Khadija complained of waiting for hours for public transport.

Reportedly, commuters who travel daily between the twin cities, were facing problems due to non-compliance of route number 1, 1C, 3, 111, 121, 21, 105, 120 and 127 by the public transporters. Passengers also complained that the public transport, especially vans, pickup passengers only up to a particular destination, forcing them to pay double fare for a complete journey.

Aamir Adeel, a commuter said that due to route violation of the transporters he had to change two vans and pay double fare for the same route. He said there should be an effective mechanism to ensure route completion, and grievances of commuters should be addressed by concerned authorities. "I jumped in to a van, route number 120 from Karachi Company. After boarding, the conductor told me that they would only go to Aabpara as they were running on petrol due to gas holidays," Sahil Hussain, a commuter complained.  The commuters said that authorities concerned should take stern action against transporters involved in route violations. The residents of twin cities are demanding modest public transport system to make their mobility affordable.