Road safety

CM establishes a provincial task force for road safety

LAHORE – Chief Minister of Punjab Chaudhry Parvez

Elahi constituted a provincial task

force for road safety. He chaired a meeting on Saturday during which the measures taken for road safety were discussed.

The CM stated that the working group would prepare

a global action plan for the prevention of traffic accidents and

measures would be taken in the light of the recommendations that would be presented by the

intervention force. The necessary legislation

also be done in this regard and Provincial Minister Raja Basharat would be the

leader of the working group. chief secretary,

inspector general of police, additional

Chief Secretary (Reception), Traffic Officers

and other officers will be members of the

Intervention force. The Chief Minister granted

approval to introduce mini electrics

trolleys instead of motor rickshaws.

The meeting decided in principle to promote environmentally friendly electric bicycles

reduce pollution in the province. He

argued that e-bikes and e-cars would be encouraged in the

province adding that motorcycle rickshaws would be turned into golf carts

vehicles gradually. He revealed

that a readable token sticker would be

pasted on the vehicles after performing

their control and in the absence of a readable control token, the

the vehicle would be immediately put away

the road. The CM ordered to pay special costs

pay attention to the repair of roads and

government vehicles to reduce

traffic accidents, adding that traffic

the police should adopt a zero tolerance policy

on broken down vehicle issues

headlights and turn signals. He claimed

that strict legal action must be taken

against underage drivers. DG Relief

1122 Service Dr. Rizwan Naseer gave a

briefing at the meeting that 10 people

die and many are injured daily in traffic accidents, adding that after

every 2 minutes a traffic accident takes

place somewhere in Punjab. Chief Secretary Abdullah Sumbal, CM Principal Secretary Muhammad Khan Bhatti, Inspector General of Police Faisal Shahkar.