ITP wants 21 more crossing bridges on Islamabad Expressway.

ISLAMABAD -- Taking cognizance of the high number of reported accidents on the major avenues of the federal capital due to less number of crossing bridges for the pedestrians, Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) have urged the civic agency to provide the mandatory facility to them on short distance for the sake of their life.

Talking to reporter, ITP Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Farrukh Rashid calling upon the Capital Development Authority (CDA), asked it to build pedestrian bridges/underpasses on the busy thoroughfares of the city which not only help ensure uninterrupted flow of traffic but also the safety of pedestrians and motorists.

'There is an urgent need to build 21 pedestrian-cum-biker bridges over the overburdened Islamabad Expressway to ensure the safety of the citizens,' he stressed.

The 27km long artery, accommodating huge influx of population on both sides from Faisal Mosque to Rawat, had only four or five bridges, posing threat to the life of road users.

He said ITP had identified critical areas from Sohan to Kak Bridge where majority of the public mobility took place and a number of cases of accidents were consecutively reported.

Furrukh said the numbers of overhead bridges/ underpasses on the roads carrying burden of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad were not enough to facilitate people moving in thousands per day, he added.

The SSP said the Express Way being an Inter-provincial artery required urgent attention as the population burden along its both sides was ever increasing, inviting multiple problems of traffic flow and public safety.

He also underlined the need for installing the...

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