Rawalpindi - City Traffic Police Rawalpindi have made it mandatory from the 1st of January 2015 for the transporters plying vehicles between Rawalpindi and Islamabad to get registered the particulars of their transport.

A database will be established for the documents of drivers, vehicles as well as violation of traffic rules. Route permits and licences of those will be cancelled who were found continuously violating the traffic rules.

Chief Traffic Officer Shoaib Khurram Janbaz said that a “Document Register” is compulsory for public service vans and it is responsibility of every driver to enter model of van, engine number, Chasis number, name of driver, name of the father of driver, address, issue and expiry date of fitness certificate of van and start and end of the time of route in this “Document Register”.

The CTO told the media that the purpose of this action is to avoid any misunderstanding during checking of the documents while traveling, get the information from the register, complete the route and to get the information of driver and conductor in case of any accident if they escape from the scene.

He said that this “Document Register” will be with every public service vehicle from  January 2015 and head of concerned police sector can check any time.  In case of non availability of the “Document Register” strict action will be taken against the driver and the owner of the van.  

Meanwhile, decision has been taken to restart work on constructing expressway on both sides of Nullah Leh under new nomenclature of Leh Expressway. Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif has issued directives for initiation of work on Leh Expressway soon after completion of metro bus project. The project is likely to be completed at the estimated cost of Rs 30 billion.

As per this project, expressway will be 22 kilometres long from Liaquat Bagh Riyalto Chowk to Khiaban-e-Sir Syed, IJ Principal Road. On both sides, 11 kilometres long road will be constructed. Nullah Leh will be expanded further and bridge is being extended to deepen Nullah Leh at Riyalto Chowk. Hundreds of roads will be built on both sides of road.