LAHORE: For the benefit and welfare of wardens, the City Traffic Police Lahore (CTPL) has established a state-of-the-art gym and a hybrid water filtration plant at Manwan Police Lines, said Chief Traffic Police Officer (CTO) Rai Ijaz Ahmad on Monday.
The hybrid filtration plant has the ability to produce 1,200 gallons of clean drinking water daily. The plant also has a built in water cooler to keep the wardens cool during the harsh summer months, he stated.
The availability of clean drinking water provided free-of-charge is a blessing, especially in Manwan Police Lines which is situated on the outskirts of the metropolis, he expressed.
The gym was established with the aim that officials be motivated to remain active and fit. For this purpose we have employed former Punjab body building champion as an instructor, he added.
Speaking to The Express Tribune, he revealed that they have also established a dispensary, a mess and a canteen, and will also provide laundry and barber services free-of-cost. Currently, the construction of a swimming pool is in the pipeline, he added.
The dispensary is fully equipped with all the basic first aid facilities. In addition to the treatment of minor diseases, we are also providing officials with an ambulance service which will transport ailing wardens to the hospitals from any point within the city, he informed.
To provide our men with health sustenance, a key factor for the welfare and performance of the force, we have established a mess. The facility is run on a “no profit no loss” system; the wardens who avail the service bear the expenditure of the facility, he added.
In a similar fashion we have set up a canteen, where wardens can enjoy a cup of tea or a chilled beverage with their guests at any time. It is mandatory to ensure the welfare of the force to bring about a change in policing culture, the CTO stressed.
The gym and filtration plant were inaugurated few weeks ago by Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Amin Wains while chairing the graduation ceremony of a batch of assistant traffic wardens.