Police boss orders tackling traffic jam issue


KARACHI: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh, A D Khawaja on Tuesday took serious notice of crippling traffic jams in the city and issued special directives to Karachi Traffic Police to take strict measures for ensuring better traffic system particularly during peak hours to boon citizens in the metropolis.

IGP ordered DIG Traffic Karachi Dr Amir Ahmed Shaikh that in case of traffic jams, drive alternate routes for vehicular traffic on urgent basis as well as ensure excessive deployment of traffic cops and officials on busy roads so that smooth flow of traffic could be ensured.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, IGP also suggested DIG for conducting a traffic survey on city’s all roads in collaboration with other relevant departments of government so that traffic congestion issue during the school and office timings could be resolved in the light of survey report.

IGP said that all traffic signals’ timing should be set as per the survey report when traffic congestion issue increases particularly during peak hours as well as increase deployment of traffic cops at traffic signals so that they can regulate traffic during load shedding or in case of any fault.

IGP ordered that ban on all heavy loading and speedy vehicular traffic on city’s main roads during peak hours and bound all traffic section officers to implement the traffic law and take action against traffic law violators.

IGP said to initiate traffic awareness campaign among public for their cooperation and proper implementation of traffic laws in the city. He also directed Zonal Traffic SSPs for ensuring cooperation with relevant district police stations for their help during traffic congestions so that flow of traffic could be maintained.