Top traffic cop takes trouble to clear mess at Awan-e-Adl

By: News Desk
Published: 02:31 AM, 13 Mar, 2020
Top traffic cop takes trouble to clear mess at Awan-e-Adl
Caption: Barriers to keep traffic flow on a busy road in Lahore.
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Lahore Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Syed Hammad has taken the trouble to solve a parking problem outside Awan-e-Adl that has remained a source of traffic mess on a busy city road for long.

Flanked by Lahore Bar Association (LBA) Secretary Rehan Khan, CTO Syed Hammad Thursday visited the area where proper parking place was allocated so that hindrance in vehicular movement could be averted.

Barriers are installed to enforce parking laws, a handout said, adding that single lane is allocated for cars and double lane for motorcycles. The LBA secretary assured the CTO of all-out support to maintain discipline.

CTO Syed Hammad and LBA Secretary Rehan Khan take a tour of site.

Hammad expressed gratitude to lawyers for lending support and reiterated resolve to ensure better public service delivery, saying: “We will continue with the same spirit and zeal to facilitate people.”

Performance checkpoint

The top traffic cop visited Raiwind, Khayaban-e-Jinnah and Thokar sectors to keep a check on his team. The chief praised dutiful cops and reprimanded derelict officials.

Traffic warden Irfan won appreciation and cash award while Inspector Amir Rafiq and warden Noor Hasan bore the brunt of negligence. During tour of Raiwind Learners’ Centre, CTO Hammad got feedback from the visitors. “Indiscipline is out of question. Disobedient officials deserve punishment,” he warned.

Road safety speech

A lecture on road safety.

Delivering a lecture at a university, the CTO laid stress on taking road safety steps, saying: “Road accidents are more deadly than terror attacks. So abiding by safety laws can cut it down. Helmet is a safety step … It is not a money saving tool. Irresponsibility on road is fatal. Minor mistake on road may cost major loss.”