28 proposed laws prepared for upcoming transport policy

KARACHI: Component Manager Component Implementation Unit (CIU) Sindh Yar Mohammed said on Wednesday that 28 propsed laws have been prepared by holding several consultative workshops by transport and mass transit department, which will be presented for formation of Sindh Urban Transport Policy.

“By following the rules and bylaws the transportation safety and security could be improved in the current scenario,” he said while addressing as a keynote speaker during 3rd Consultative Workshop on Principle Guidelines on Sindh Urban Transport Policy.

He said CIU Sindh had played an active role in legislation and regulation work of transport department in line with safety and security aspect.

Prof Dr Raza Mehdi of NED University delivered presentation on the current conditions keeping in view the recent incidents and threats to educational institutes. He showed a comparison of schools in Karachi with schools of other cities of the country.

The main focus of his presentation was on awareness about integrity of students and educational institutes. He presented his comparison by giving pictorial view in his presentation on how the institutions and students should be treated in Pakistan. He stressed the need for raising awareness amongst the students and school teachers and management.

Chairman Department of Architecture &T own Planning NED University Prof Dr Noman delivered the presentation on Integration of road safety and security aspects in urban planning and design.

He defined the basic aspects of planning and stressed upon the fact that these concepts were not applied while planning for a metropolitan city like Karachi. He listed down the key stakeholders in this regard and also pointed institutional issues relating to this urban planning.

He concluded his presentation with the recommendation that a city planning agency should be established which would be responsible for the systematic planning for the development of the city.

Component Director of Sindh for PAKSTRAN Project and Director Karachi Mass Transit Cell Fazal Karim Khatri said the document of Sindh Urban Transport Policy was in the process of development and would be shared with the relevant stakeholders after its completion.

Participants of the workshop raised the points that regulations of CNG and LPG installation and operations should be developed separately.

The participants also said that schools’ management should coordinate with law enforcement agencies to improve transportation safety for their respective schools.

An accident investigator in Road Traffic Injury & Prevention Center (RTI&PC) Irfan Saleem, Additional DIG Traffic Police Syed Salman Haider and Director General of Schools Mansoob Hussain were also present on the occasion.

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