CTP issues traffic plan for Murree to prevent traffic jams

RAWALPINDI: The City Traffic Police have issued the traffic plan for Murree to facilitate the tourists and prevent traffic jams.City Traffic Officer (CTO) Muhammad Shoaib Khurram Janbaz, while talking to the media personnel said that the traffic wardens deployed in Murree have been directed to work hard to facilitate the tourists. He also urged the tourists to observe traffic rules properly for resolving traffic issues and avoiding traffic jams on the roads of Murree. Khurram said that 325 traffic wardens and inspectors have been deployed in Murree and the City Traffic Police (CTP) is implementing a special summer traffic plan devised for the tourist resort. He said that Murree is the most attractive resort for the tourists and all out efforts are being made to resolve the traffic problems.He said that a comprehensive plan is devised to facilitate the tourists, according to which, entry of heavy vehicles, particularly on Mall Road has been banned. The Mall Road, GPO Chowk, Kashmir Point, View Fouth, Bank Road, Hall Road, and Imtiaz Shaheed Road would be closed from 8am to 12pm for Hi-Ace vans, coasters, water tankers, and other loading vehicles. One-way traffic would be allowed from the Guldana Road to GPO, Hall Road, Bagh Shahidan, Cecil Road, Dilkusha Road, and View Fourth Road. He said that only the ambulances, vehicles of traffic police, Military Police, TMA, and government vehicles would be allowed on the Murree Road while the summer traffic plan would be implemented till September 15.Khurram further informed that all possible facilities are being provided to the tourists, adding that the traffic wardens under the supervision of inspectors have been deployed at all important points of the city. The CTO said that several points have also been reserved for car parking. Different main roads would be closed for two-way traffic, he said, adding that the tourists should cooperate with the traffic police so that the traffic mess, particularly during summer season could be avoided. He said that the tourists can get help and guidance through help-line 051-9269200. Only nine metre long or 33 seater vehicles would be allowed to be used for student trips. The CTO informed that 700,000 awareness pamphlets have been printed and would be distributed among the motorists. 10 traffic kiosks have been placed at vital points for briefing the tourists about road safety. A traffic facilitation centre is being established. Shuttle service and wallet parking facility would also be provided to the tourists, he added. 

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