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22-03-2017

Acting IGP KP Syed Akhtar Ali Shah has directed traffic police high ups to adopt steps for traffic improvement in the province especially in Peshawar on emergency basis.
The Acting Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Syed Akhtar Ali Shah has directed traffic police high ups to adopt steps for traffic improvement in the province especially in Peshawar on emergency basis.

These directives were issued to the concerned traffic quarters after taking a detailed briefing from them on traffic management in the province. DIG traffic Tahir Ayub and SSP Traffic Peshawar Sadiq Hussain Baloch gave a detailed presentation to him with the help of maps and charts. The Acting IGP informed that traffic system reflects the collective discipline of a society and it was imperative to develop traffic system based on modern requirements and need of the society. The Acting IGP informed that traffic problems in Peshawar have reached to alarming stage due to violation of traffic rules and regulations, illegal bus stands, issuing of driving licence to unskilled drivers and host of other related issues. He directed the traffic high ups to devise a long, medium and short term strategy of traffic vision, mission, core values and goals and time lines to achieve these goals. They were also directed to take all stake holders on brand while devising a strategy for traffic improvement. SSP traffic Peshawar was directed to launch a phase wise campaign against the illegal addas in Peshawar by removing all these with immediate effect. The participants were also directed to identify the bottle necks and hurdles in smooth flow of traffic and also devise a strategy for over coming these in an effective manner. In order to bring more improvement in traffic system and to make it to the aspiration of the general public, the participants were directed to further expedite their efforts for establishment of their own F.M Radio channel. It was also directed on the occasion to send the recently enlisted traffic wardens for training, making the driving licence test more tough and devise strategy for establishment of driving training school at each district level at the earliest.

Earlier, the Acting IGP was informed that a project for installation of 135 traffic cameras was initiated in which 93 cameras have so far been installed while 42 cameras are outstanding. CCPO, DIG Headquarters, DIG Finance, DIG Traffic, Deputy Commandant Elite Force and SSP Traffic Peshawar attended the meeting.