Construction work to start soon: Commissioner

RAWALPINDI – Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Imdad Ullah Bosal on Monday said that construction work on mega projects of Rawalpindi city, Sixth Road Flyover, Pirwadhai Road Flyover and underpass projects would be started soon.

The Commissioner chairing a meeting held here directed the departments concerned that solid steps should be taken to shift the utility services from the proposed sites of the projects so that the construction work could be started soon.

The meeting was attended by, among others, Superintendent Engineer (SE) Punjab Highways Farhat Munir, Director Development Commissioner Officer Noreen Bashir and representatives of PTCL, IESCO and Sui Gas.

SE Farhat Muneer told that PC-I of these projects has been prepared and as soon as the utility services are shifted, the construction work on the projects would be started.
Imdad Ullah Bosal issued special instructions to the authorities concerned that the shifting of utility services from the proposed sites should be completed within shortest possible time frame.

The Sixth Road flyover and Pirwadhai Road Flyover projects are good and would help improve the traffic flow on Benazir Bhutto road and Peshawar Road, he said.
He said the steps are being taken to make better the traffic flow on main city routes.
He said, both the projects would help facilitate the citizens and heavy traffic load on these intersections could be controlled in a better way and traffic flow would improve to a considerable level.

Meanwhile, City Traffic Police (CTP) Rawalpindi is making all out efforts to regulate traffic on city roads besides special arrangements have been made to control traffic and avoid traffic mess particularly in Ramazan said Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Rawalpindi, Superintendent Police (SP) Syed Ishtiaq Hussain Shah.

He said that a comprehensive traffic plan was devised in this regard which was being implemented in order to avert traffic jams on roads.
As many as 800 Traffic Wardens have been deployed for traffic duties with special arrangements for 25 Ramazan Dasterkhawans and 18 Ramazan Sasta Bazaars of Rawalpindi city.He informed that all the leaves of the traffic wardens were cancelled so that enhanced number of deployment on city roads could be ensured.

Besides, all the traffic officers and wardens were directed to remain present at their duty points particularly at Iftar timing so that no traffic jam could be witnessed, he added.
Traffic squads have been deployed at all main intersections of the city whereas a help-line 1915 has also been set up at Racecourse Traffic Office.

The help-line will provide 24-hour help and assistance to the citizens. Ishtiaq Shah told that all out efforts are being made by Rawalpindi Traffic Police to facilitate the road users so that they could get uninterrupted traffic flow and reach at their destination within shortest possible time.

He said in view of the security of the citizens, special traffic arrangements have been made. Parking of vehicles near mosques, imam bargahs and other religious places is not allowed.
Under the plan, traffic police officers have been directed to keep a vigilant eye on suspicious vehicles.

Strict action in accordance with the law has also been ordered against vehicles having tinted glasses or moving in the city without number plates, he added.

The CTO said traffic wardens had also been directed to work with dedication and commitment and ensure the traffic flow so that traffic mess particularly on congested roads could be averted and the citizens be provided relief during the holy month.