LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday reviewed various proposals for the improvement of traffic system in Lahore and other big cities of the province, officials said.  Presiding over a meeting, the chief minister issued instructions for evolving short, medium, and long-term planning with regard to traffic engineering and management in Lahore as well as other cities of Punjab.

The CM also directed the authorities that comprehensive recommendations should be presented to him within ten days. On this occasion, he said that an organized transport system is the symbol of a civilized society. A briefing was given to the meeting on behalf of the Special Monitoring Unit with regard to improvement of traffic system.  Provincial Home Minister Shuja Khanzada, Special Assistant Rana Maqbool Ahmad, Secretaries of Transport and Excise and Taxation Departments, DIG Traffic, Lahore CCPO, Chief Traffic Officer, Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board and other concerned officers were also present on this occasion.

The chief minister said that improvement in traffic system could help save citizens from inconvenience and there is a need for benefiting from foreign technology for this purpose. He directed that a plan be evolved for improvement of traffic system with the help of modern technology. He said that an effective campaign is essential for promoting awareness among the people regarding traffic rules.  The chief minister further directed that reforms should be introduced with regard to traffic engineering and management.