LAHORE The management of around 200 educational institutions in provincial capital are reluctant to remove encroachments and vacate places illegally occupied, and these obstacles have been named as the main causes of gridlocks annoying the commuters. The City Traffic Police in collaboration with the special committee constituted by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had conducted a comprehensive survey to find out the major reasons behind frequent traffic jams and worst gridlocks in the City. Talking about the fresh developments, Chief Traffic Officer SSP Syed Ahmed Mobin told this reporter that the committee was planning to recommend tangible action against the responsible Heads and Principals. Asked about the response of the Heads, the CTO deviated from the issue and said: All options are under consideration. Talking about the survey, he said that the City Traffic Police, City District Government and other local bodies were battling the dengue epidemic so the meetings of the Chief Ministers committee are being delayed. Captain Mobin, however, said that Punjab Chief Minister was quite serious in resolving the lasting issues of irregular traffic mess. Earlier, the committee headed by PML-N central leader and MNA Khawaja Saad Rafiq has detected 203 government and private schools and colleges in 10 traffic circles of the City. The committee, comprising Commissioner Lahore Jawad Rafiq Malik, DCO Ahad Cheema, LDA DG and PHA DG Abdul Jabbar Shaheen, Secretary Schools Aslam Kamboh, Secretary Colleges Haseeb Athar and CTO Lahore SSP Syed Ahmed Mobin, had decided to dispatch formal letters to the headmasters, principals, owners of these institutions and authorities concerned to arrange their personal parking facilities. Informed sources privy to the developments said that letters were dispatched to few of the heads, who avoided furnishing even a simple reply. Rather, the principals did not bother to respond the authorities concerned under unexplained grounds. They said: The committee has to hold 2nd meeting on appropriate time in which final suggestions and recommendations would be finalized and Chief Minister would be requested to place necessary orders in this regard. According to the survey, a copy of which is available with The Nation, around 15 schools and colleges have been detected in Cantonment Circle. The prominent among these including Aitcheson College, National Management College, National School of Public Policy, American School, and Government Islamia College for Women, St. Anthony High School, Cathedral School and Church have been requested to arrange their parking facilities instead of blocking the main roads. Similarly, 24 educational institutions fall in Mughalpura Circle, including the prominent ones like Queen Merry School and College, Covenant of Jesus and Merry School, Diyal Singh College, Govt. Degree Girls College, Stand Ford Grammar School. Likewise, around 55 schools and colleges are located in Model Town Circle; including Beacon-house School, Little Angel School, DPS Boys Senior School, and etc also fall in the same list. As many as 23 institutions are located in Ichra Circle, five in Shahdara Circle, 16 in Anarkali Circle, 23 in Defense Circle, 18 in Saddar Circle and 23 educational institutions fall in Gulberg Circle. Talking about the survey of traffic police, a senior member of the Private Schools Association told that although the Secretary Schools is the member of the Chief Ministers Committee but their genuine problems should be addressed accordingly. TEPA, City and Regional Planning Department, Punjab Transport Department, CDGL, Urban Unit of Planning and Development Department, City Traffic Police and other government departments are responsible of frequents traffic mess, he blamed. He, however, said these departments were lacking uniform policy and no one bothers to consult each other before launching any project.