Commissioner Karachi reviews the traffic plan for the holy month of Ramadan

Commissioner Karachi reviews the traffic plan for the holy month of Ramadan

Karachi, June 14, 2015 (PPI-OT): Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqi reviewed the Traffic Management and Enforcement Plan prepared specially for the month of Ramadan in a meeting held under his chairmanship at his office.
The meeting was attended among others by the Additional Commissioner -I Jawed Sibghatullah Mehar. all Deputy Commissioners all SSPs of Traffic, Senior Officials of KMC, Cantonment Boards , Representatives of Transport Ittehad and others.

It was decided in the meeting that all the deputy commissioners will supervise the Traffic Management and Enforcement Plan which would be implemented through coordinated efforts of the Traffic Police, KMC’s and Cantonment Board’s concerned departments , Traffic Wardens would provide assistance to the Traffic Police at intersections and other congested roads for controlling the traffic.

Representatives of the Transporters assured the meeting that they would ensure that buses would follow the traffic rules so as to no obstacles and hurdles are created by the buses in making the efforts to make the traffic flow smoothy. The deputy commissioner concerned will supervise the implementation of traffic plan and will play their role in their respective areas.

They were asked to specially depute the assistant commissioners in their jurisdiction to monitor the efforts for the implementation of Traffic Management and Enforcement Plan for better traffic flow during the holy month of Ramadan.

Additional Commissioner Karachi-I Javed Sibghatullah Mahar was asked to coordinate with the concerned departments in connection with the effective implementation traffic plan. The Commissioner Karachi said that the objective of the traffic plan is to ensure smooth flow of traffic, especially before Iftar timing so as to facilitate the fasting people.

The meeting decided that the special arrangements will be made after 2pm by traffic police to control traffic on all busy roads, intersections/roundabouts. It was also decided in the meeting that patharas stalls, push carts and cabins etc that would obstruct the traffic will be removed to provide clear passage to the vehicular traffic.

The entry of heavy traffic on the busy streets will also be banned to with the consultation of owners of heavy transports, the meeting decided. It was also decided if required section 144 would be processed to be imposed in this regard.

The meeting also decided in the light of the decision made by the Standing Committee of National Assembly on the Lyari Express Way held recently, vehicles would be allowed to be derived from Mauripur to Sohrabghoth instead of from Sohrab goth to Mauripur to facilitate fasting people from 2.00pm till iftar The arrangements would be made with the joint support of Traffic Police and Motor Police.

The KMC’s Department of Charged Parking was also asked to ensure that charged paring system is stream lined and don’t obstruct the traffic flow. The Director of the Charged Parking told the meeting that charged parking facilities had been provided at 44 designated places. He also told that steps for the stoppage of the illegal charged parking uniform has been introduced to the staff of charged Parking so as to people could identify the staff of KMC Charged Parking.

For more information, contact:
M. Shabih Siddiqui
Director Media
Commissioner Karachi Division
4, Club Road, Karachi
Tel: +92-21-99205610, +92-21-99205607
Fax: +92-21-99205652
Cell: +92-300-2294020