Commissioner orders city roads’ survey to address traffic jam problem


KARACHI: Commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has directed the Transport and Communications Department to undertake a survey of the city’s roads to identify the root causes of traffic congestion and to help address the problem of traffic jams.
He was presiding over a meeting of the officers of civic agencies at his office here on Saturday in which public complaints received by the Commissioner’s Office were reviewed in detail and decisions were made to address them.
The Commissioner said that the traffic issues should be addressed scientifically and effective steps should be taken on a priority basis to ensure smooth traffic flow on all the busy roads of the metropolis. He asked civic agencies to establish an effective system to redress public complaints regarding civic problems.
The Commissioner’s attention was drawn towards various civic problems, particularly traffic issues. He directed officials to promptly solve the problems faced by the people and apprise the complainants of actions. He urged the public to send their complaints to the Commissioner Office, which will help redress civic problems in the city.
The complaints included traffic jams at Shaheed-e-Millat Road, suggestions for improving traffic flow in Saddar, traffic pressure on Shah Faisal Flyover and its link roads, as well as complaints regarding traffic congestion at Daud Chowrangi, NLC Chowrangi, Sher Shah Paracha Chowk, Labour Square Habib Chowrangi, Gulbai Chowrangi, Karsaz Road, Nazimabad, MT Khan Road, Mai Kolachi, Mumtaz Hasan Road.
The meeting reviewed in detail the suggestions to resolve traffic congestion on these roads and decided upon various steps to be taken in this regard.
The Commissioner directed Transport and Communication Department Director Planning, Haider Ali to take measures to address the public problems and present a report in this regard in the next meeting. Shoaib Siddiqui observed that traffic congestion on roads is causing stress to the people and resulting in wastage of time and energy. 

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