LHC orders traffic violation ticket to cost Rs2,000
Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday ordered traffic police to issue a challan of Rs2,000 for one-way traffic violations, reported 24NewsHD TV on Friday.
LHC Justice Shahid Karim has issued a four-page interim written order on the petition filed for smog remediation. LHC adjourned the case hearing till November 23.
The flow of traffic is affected due to potholes on the roads, stated in interim order. The interim order also stated that, changing the traffic route is a temporary solution.
Interim order further stated, road damage is also a major cause of environmental pollution. Traffic jams on broken roads produce large amounts of carbon dioxide. Develop a permanent plan for better flow of traffic.
The interim order further states that City Traffic Police Officer (CTO) Lahore has proposed important measures for the prevention of smog.
The court further stated that in order to achieve the best results of anti-smog measures, CTO Lahore should not be changed without the permission of the court. Encroachments are a major obstacle in the flow of traffic. In the interim order the court stated, Lahore Development Authority (LDA) should present plans and reports for elimination of encroachments on roads.
The court ordered Lahore and Cantonment Boards (LCB) to submit reports. The court stated, sign boards should also be brought on the roads for information regarding traffic helpline.