KP govt decides to introduce traffic management system

Peshawar: The Provincial government has decided in principle to introduce a traffic management system to streamline the traffic of Peshawar and a sophisticated security and surveillance system to have close eyes on criminal activities and to curb the same in the metropolis.

This was decided in a high level meeting held at Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar on Thursday with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister, Perez Khattak in the Chair.

Inspector General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police, Mr. Ehsan Ghani, Deputy Inspector General Traffic Police, Mr. Awwal Khan, Secretary Transport Department.

Mr. Sikandar Qayyum, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Ashfaq Ahmad, Director Transport, Mr. Manzoor Ahmad and other concerned authorities attended the meeting. The meeting was given a detailed briefing on the proposed Traffic management System and Security & surveillance system.

The Chief Minister directed the concerned authorities to hold a joint meeting of transport, police, Peshawar development authority, local government and other relevant departments to finalize the modalities of the proposed schemes by the end of the instant and to implement the same without further delay.

It was decided that instead of traditional means modern sophisticated technologies will be benefited to organize the traffic system and improve the security system the capital city and in this regard the provincial government will extend all type of financial and administrative support to the concerned departments.

It was also decided in the meeting that initially the above said traffic and security system will be started in Peshawar as a project and subsequently it will be extended to other districts of the province.

Addressing the participants of meeting the Chief Minister said that all types of illegal encroachments would be removed at all cost in order to ensure the uninterrupted flow of traffic in the city adding that no political or other pressure will be entertained in this regard.

The meeting also decided that implementation of the scheme at operational level will be entrusted to police, and a central control room will be set up with operational staff consisting of the officials of all the relevant departments.