In an attempt to streamline traffic movement, the City Traffic Police (CTP) and the Municipal Corporation Rawalpindi (MCR) have initiated an anti-encroachment campaign. This operation, carried out under the direction of DIG Traffic Punjab Mirza Faran Baig, aims to clear obstructions and ensure smooth vehicular flow.
Numerous areas, including Bara Market, Imperial Market, Liaquat Road, and Raja Bazar, have already seen intervention by the CTP and MCR. Various items, such as wheelbarrows and baggage obstructing the traffic flow, have been seized by the authorities.
It is reported that around 80 vehicles and motorcycles have been issued tickets by the CTP for blocking traffic. Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Taimoor Khan highlighted that the operations against the encroachment mafia will persist relentlessly and indiscriminately.
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Khan further informed that additional traffic police officers have been stationed to ensure the daily removal of encroachments. Oversight of these encroachment mafias has been entrusted to the zonal officers in charge.
Both the CTP and MCR are urging public collaboration in the enforcement of traffic laws. They have also issued a stern warning, indicating that strict measures will be taken against individuals found responsible for obstructing traffic flow. The departments remain committed to maintaining law and order on the roads, which is key to ensuring a smooth commute for residents of Rawalpindi.