SIALKOT, April 03 (APP): – President Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) Majid Raza Bhutta has said that it was the moral and national duty of all of us to come forward and play pivotal role for promoting the traffic rules’ education among the people, urging them to follow the traffic rules for ensuring the road safety for everyone.
He stated this while addressing the participants of inaugural ceremony of Traffic Week held at the auditorium of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) here today.
SCCI President Majid Raza Bhutta presided over this ceremony. He said that a traffic week today began at Sialkot being observed by the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) in active collaboration with the traffic police. Traffic week will end on April 09, 2017 in Sialkot here.
SCCI President asked the government to include the traffic rules chapter in the educational curriculum to promote the traffic sense amongst the students as well.
He said that the people in Sialkot should be educated and such awareness-raising programmes should be kept continued in Sialkot.
On this occasion, the participants gave several solid and positive suggestions for the betterment in traffic system in Sialkot.
Addressing the participants, Assistant Commissioner Sialkot Shahid Abbas said that now the troika of Sialkot district administration; academia and Sialkot businessmen would ensure the flow of traffic in Sialkot city, besides, ensuring the early lane marking on all the main roads in and around the Sialkot city.
During this important meeting, the Sialkot exporters announced their full cooperation and support for establishing an international standard driving school at Sialkot in active collaboration with the traffic police.
Addressing the participants, Engineer Khawar Anwar Khawaja (former SCCI President) said that there was a dire need of “traffic engineering” in Sialkot, besides, establishing No Parking and No Standing Zones on all the main roads and Chowks in Sialkot city. He said that these zones would also be helpful in ensuring the smooth flow of traffic there besides averting the hours-long daily traffic jams there as well.
Engineer Khawar Anwar Khawaja added that all the slip roads along the main inter-city roads should immediately be purged from the encroachments for ensuring the smooth flow of traffic there.
Khurram Aslam Chairman Pakistan Sports Goods Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PSGMEA) also addressed and demanded the One Way Traffic System in Sialkot city.
They added that the auto-rickshaws were also the smoke emitting and causing environmental pollution there on large scale.
They called for better planning by traffic police to attend to the problem.
DSP (Traffic) Sialkot Malik Naveed Ahmed told the meeting that Sialkot traffic police had been suffering from great shortage of traffic police personnel.
He said that these 139 personnel were performing duties in double shifts in various parts of Sialkot city to control the traffic mess.
Under this Traffic Week being observed by the SCCI and traffic police in Sialkot, the Sialkot Municipal Corporation, traffic police, businessmen, all the trade bodies of Sialkot, all the commercial banks, factories, all the government and private schools and colleges have displayed the awareness-raising banners on all the main and link inter-city roads, Chowks, Bazaars and public places in Sialkot city, advising the people to follow the traffic rules to ensure the safety on the roads besides adopting all the preventive measure while driving.
SCCI President added that this traffic sense awareness-raising campaign in will continue Sialkot city till April 09, 2017…