‘Mobile cinema’ to spread traffic awarness
KARACHI: Karachi police has decided to use ‘mobile cinema’ for raising awareness amongst citizens about traffic laws, said Sindh Inspector General Police Shahid Nadeem Baloch.
Baloch was presiding over a meeting at Central Police Office (CPO) on traffic management system. He said without active involvement of citizens, traffic laws could not be implemented properly. He said the use of mobile cinema would be greatly beneficial for raising awareness amongst people, in this regard arrangements be made to hold mobile cinema shows in schools, colleges and universities.
On the occasion, Karachi DIG Traffic Abdul Khaliq Shaikh briefed about problems in bettering traffic system. Illegal encroachments, lack of parking facilities, illegal bus terminals, lack of bus stops, absence of zebra crossings, lane marking and signal lights on roads were termed major hindrances.
The meeting was told that last year more than 500 protests were held in Karachi against electricity loadshedding and lack of other utility services, which increased traffic jams. It was decided to chalk out a strategy to ensure smooth traffic flow during road blockages and demos via better planning and optimal use of alternate routes. Traffic police was asked to work hard on launching traffic FM radio and traffic SMS alert service to facilitate citizens.
IGP said a special speed checking squad has already been formed to take action against reckless drivers and ensure implementation of speed limits on road.
Baloch said speedy trucks and trailers were involved in 22 percent fatal road accidents. He asked to obtain modern speed radar cameras to check over speeding. He sought detailed recommendations to improve overall traffic management system.