RAWALPINDI - City Traffic Police Rawalpindi have devised a comprehensive traffic plan to avoid the people from traffic mess on the routes of processions of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH).

According to the plan, extra warden force would be deployed in the city, while numbers of diversion points have been ensured to maintain smooth flow of traffic. A control room to monitor the traffic has also been set up at Race Course Traffic Headquarters, while a squad has also been deputed which could be reached at a free helpline 1915.

The entry of tractor trolley, Shehzor, troller and truck has been banned in all the processions besides all the smaller processions would only emerge in the main procession from the front side. Strict action would also be taken against the owners of the vehicles having unauthorised number plates while all the ambulances and fire brigade vehicles would also be checked carefully to avert any terror threat. City Traffic Officer (CTO) Syed Ishtiaq Hussain Shah expressed these views while announcing the traffic plan at Race Course Traffic Headquarter here on Tuesday.

The diversions on Benazir Bhutto Road (formerly Murree Road) would be at Rialto Chowk, Liaquat Bagh, Committee Chowk underpass, Naz Cinema Chowk, Rawal Road Turn and Double Road, CTO said.

He urged local residents to use the Airport Road, Rialto Chowk, Tipu Road, Rawal Road and Murree Road ahead of Chandni Chowk to reach Islamabad.

The motorists of DAV College Chowk would reach Islamabad by plying on Gawalmandi, City Saddar Road, Novelty Cinema, Ganjmandi and Carriage Factory.

He also ordered strict action against the vehicles having unauthorized number plates, tainted glasses. He asked the warden to keep a vigil at suspicious elements and immediately report to district police. A comprehensive mechanism should also be adopted to check the ambulances and vehicle of fire brigades to fail the nefarious designs of terrorists, CTO said. The parking lot be set up far away from the routes of processions, he added.

“All the warden force, including DSPs, Sector Incharges and wardens, should display their duty cards” Syed Ishtiaq instructed. On the other hand, district police also chalked out an elaborate plan to ensure foolproof security for processions of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) in the city. According to the security plan formulated by the Rawalpindi police, extra contingent of police including lady police and Bomb Disposal Squad would be deployed on the main routes of the procession in the city.

All entry points to the routes of the processions would be sealed and barricaded properly and a central control room has also been set up to monitor the security situation.