Rawalpindi - Over 400 traffic wardens and 14 senior traffic wardens would regulate traffic, as Rawalpindi City Traffic Police (CTP) have chalked out a comprehensive plan for Eid-ul-Azha.

Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Shoaib Khurram Janbaz said that additional traffic wardens would be deployed in the city to avoid traffic mess, especially during Eid-ul-Azha prayers. Efforts would be made to control traffic on city roads especially near mosques, Imambargahs, Namaz-e-Eid congregations and other important places.

He said that one-wheelers would be dealt in accordance with the law. Traffic wardens have been directed to impound motorcycles of one-wheelers in respective police stations. He urged the citizens, particularly parents, to come forward and play their role to curb the activity as one-wheeling. Rash and negligent driving are the main causes for fatal accidents, he added.

All the traffic officers and wardens have also been directed to remain present at their duty points to avoid traffic jams in the city, he added. He said that all-out efforts are being made by Rawalpindi Traffic Police to facilitate the road users so that they could get uninterrupted traffic flow and reach their destination within shortest possible time.

He said in view of the security of the citizens, special traffic arrangements have been made. Parking of vehicles near mosques, Imambargahs and other religious places will not be allowed during Eid prayers. Under the plan, traffic police officers have been directed to keep a vigilant eye on suspicious vehicles. Strict action in accordance with the law has also been ordered against vehicles having tinted glasses or moving in the city without number plates, he added. The CTO said traffic wardens have also been directed to work with dedication and commitment and ensure the traffic flow so that traffic mess particularly on congested roads could be averted. A control room has been set up at Traffic Police Headquarters to monitor the situation. The CTO informed that over 200 traffic wardens would also perform duties in Murree during Eid holidays to facilitate tourists.