Rawalpindi - For the first time in city’s history, the City Traffic Police have decided to make it compulsory for the university students to conduct another paper of traffic awareness at the time of admission test.

In this regard, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed between City Traffic Police and Department of Social Welfare of Ripah International University (RIU) at its Al-Mizan Campus on Peshawar Road here on Thursday.

The signing ceremony was attended by Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Shoaib Khurram Janbaz, RIU Vice Chancellor Dr Anees Ahmed, Executive Director Asad Ullah Khan, Director General Health Services Dr Umar Awab, Ripah Institute of Media Sciences Dean Syed Rehan Hussain Shah and Department of Social Welfare head Muhammad Naseer and Traffic Education Wing In-charge Muhammad Irfan Haider and Iftikhar Hussain. The MoU mentioned that CTP EW would hold traffic awareness lectures in the RIU besides dolling out traffic safety laws pamphlets, providing first aid training to traffic wardens in the Railways Hospital, giving 50 per cent discount to staff of Railways Hospital in CTP Driving School, airing road traffic safety programmes on RIU FM radio and making compulsory for the students to solve traffic awareness paper at the time of admission test in RIU.

CTO Shohaib Khurram Janbaz, while talking to media men, said that the radio station of RIU guided the road users very well. He said that the MOU would also prove beneficial for public, adding that the university students would be trained to guide people about road traffic laws.