RAWALPINDI: City Traffic Police is facing shortage of Traffic wardens and a summary has been submitted  to the Punjab  Govt for the enrollment of 1400 new wardens.

According to details, Traffic Police service in Rawalpindi was launched by Punjab Govt in 2007 to handle Traffic issues. At that time  it was estimated that  to facilitate city and cantonment , 1300 wardens were approved and employed. However 180 wardens left the job later on.

In the beginning, the traffic Police force was only approved for the Rawalpindi city but later on Tehsil Murree was also added and in this way considerable number of Traffic wardens were transferred to Murree.

In 2010,  all the Tehsils of Rawalpindi district including Texila, Gujar Khan, Kotli Sattian, Kahuta,  and Kallar Syedaan were added in the traffic Police circle .

With the passage of time, the population of the city also increased and the Traffic wardens number became in sufficient to overcome the Traffic situation.

After a comprehensive survey, a  report  was prepared by Chief Traffic Officer Khurram Shoaib Janbaz that  estimated that a total of 2500 warden were needed for Rawalpindi city. The summary stated that  1300 posts had already been sanctioned and approval of the additional posts as well as to fill in the vacancies was urgently required in order to facilitate smooth movement of traffic.