Lahore to become e-ticketing zone in a month

LAHORE: The e-ticketing project to handle traffic violations will be completed and implemented within a month in Lahore. This was stated by acting Punjab Inspector General of Police Captain (Retd) Usman Khattak as he chaired a meeting held at the Integrated Command and Control Center in Lahore on Monday. PSCA Managing Director DIG Ali Amir Malik, Punjab Traffic DIG Farooq Mazhar, Lahore CTO Rai Ijaz Ahmed, Safe City Project SSP Athar Ismail and SP Mobiles Lahore Muhammad Faisal were present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Khattak said the e-Ticketing project was an excellent idea to solve citizens’ problems with traffic police. He ordered that the e-ticketing system immediately be implemented in Lahore, adding all delays must be overcome.

“In the beginning, e-challans should only be issued to traffic violators whose vehicle details are as per their CNICs, the IGP advised. He urged close coordination between Safe City IC3 project and traffic police to ensure a streamlined challan system. The IGP stated Lahore Chief Traffic Officer Rai Ijaz and Project Director IC3 SSP Akbar Nasir should personally monitor progress on the project to ensure its early completion and implementation.

Usman ordered monitoring and rescue operation mock exercises to tackle any emergency situation through the IC3 project. He asserted that Rescue 1122, police and other emergency services stakeholders should participate.

MD Safe City Project Ali Amir Malik, while briefing the IGP, said the data from a month’s worth of footage was recorded through Safe City cameras. He said it would be saved in the database for seven years and record terrorism activities and other serious incidents. He stated the process of optical fiber installation is near completion and cameras will be installed on the Motorway Toll Plaza in a few weeks. Usman continued that this would enable the monitoring of all vehicles entering and exiting the city.

While briefing the meeting, DIG Traffic Punjab and CTO Lahore said nine digital signboards for traffic awareness will be installed within a few weeks on five model roads. DIG Farooq Mazhar ordered that training courses be initiated for the promotion of traffic wardens and successful candidates must be elevated.

(Express Tribune)

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News Date: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017