Traffic mess on roads irks citizens

Traffic mess on roads irks citizens

RAWALPINDI, Jan 13 (APP):Heavy traffic jam on roads especially during peak hours is creating problems for the citizen and the authorities concerned of City Traffic Police have been urged to take solid steps to ensure smooth flow of traffic to provide relief to the motorists.

The citizens said that they face inconvenience when they reach late at their destinations, as traffic is not regulated properly by the traffic wardens on different routes.

Talking about traffic jam in the city, people belonging to different walks of life said, the Benazir Bhutto Road, Raja Bazaar Road, Bank Road, Bani Chowk, Saidpur Road, Pirwadhai Road, Tench Bhatta and 22 Number Chungi are main arteries of the city but due to traffic jam citizens are suffering a lot.

The traffic wardens did not perform their duties properly in several chowks, said a motorist.
The citizens urged the authorities concerned that strict checking of traffic rules violations should be ordered.

The commuters face traffic problems on the congested Murree Road, especially from Mareer Chowk to Chandni Chowk, Bani road, Tench Bhatta and Pindora road due to heavy traffic load, traffic mismanagement and rules violations.

A motorist while underlining the need for collective efforts to resolve the traffic issues said strict adherence to the traffic rules could resolve the problem.

The mounting surge in population and expansion in the city had affected the traffic system. Growing number of vehicles had also deteriorated the traffic system, which needed serious attention, he observed.

He said that the authorities concerned of CTP should evolve a comprehensive strategy to meet the challenge. The drivers should also be guided regularly at traffic signals regarding observance of traffic rules and lanes.

The underpasses and flyovers only could not help control the traffic mess mainly due to wrong parking of vehicles and other traffic rules violations.

According to traffic police spokesperson, all-out efforts were being made to regulate city traffic load but due to illegal parking, traffic wardens were facing problems to clear load at main roads and intersections.