Encroachments, wrong parking cause traffic jams on roads: CTO.

RAWALPINDI -- Encroachments and wrong parking in various areas leading to frequent traffic jams on city roads had created a lot of problems for the citizens, said Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Rawalpindi Naveed Irshad.

Talking to reporter, the CTO informed that the city had become so congested that people had to look for parking space and were stuck in long traffic jams.

At several places, drivers had created their own unauthorised parking which was leading to more traffic congestion in the city. Apart from the shopkeepers having encroached the area outside their shops, fruit and vegetable vendors stands were erected illegally at any place in the market due to which very little space was left for commuters to pass by.

He further said that although the City Traffic Police (CTP) tried to remove encroachments but, the departments concerned should play an effective role to resolve the issue on permanent basis.

Wrong parking was creating hurdles in smooth flow of traffic, he said, adding that traffic wardens and field officers had been directed to take strict action against irresponsible road users.

Enhanced numbers of traffic wardens had been deployed at busy roads to clear wrong parking while lifters were also available to lift vehicles and motorcycles parked wrongly, he added.

The CTO said all-out efforts were being made to regulate city traffic, and urged the citizens to cooperate with traffic police so that traffic problems could be resolved and people could be facilitated through smooth flow of traffic on city roads.

He informed that the CTP in their efforts to...

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