On the direction of DIG Traffic Punjab, a special campaign has been launched against overloaded vehicles across Punjab.
Action orders have also been issued against high-emission vehicles in connection with the anti-smog campaign.
Strict implementation of transfer posting and rotation policy should be ensured to make the licensing process more transparent. Sohail Akhtar Sukhera.
According to the vision of Inspector General of Police Punjab Rao Sardar Ali Khan, under the leadership of DIG Traffic Punjab, Sohail Akhtar Sukhera, steps are underway to improve traffic management across the province. A special campaign has been launched against dangerous vehicles causing accidents and deaths. In this regard, 108 cases were registered against overloading vehicles, 165 vehicles were impounded and 114 drivers were arrested in different police stations. DIG Traffic Sohail Sukhera has directed all the Chief Traffic Officers and Traffic Heads of the province to take strict actions against drivers of overloaded vehicles posing a serious threat to citizens due to their irresponsibility. He also directed to send weekly progress reports to the Traffic Headquarters. Directing the officers, he further expressed that transparent licensing process with fast track to facilitate citizens is one of his top priorities. Mr Sukhera strict emphasized upon implementation of rotation policy issued for appointments in licensing branch. According to the letter issued regarding the rotation policy, the staff of the Licensing Center will be changed every 6 months. The deployment duration of Inspector Licencing, Licensing Clerk, Computer Operator, LP Clerk, Duty Officer, Ticketing Officer, Challan Clerk, Summary Clerk, Diary Clerk, Reader to DSP, MTO, OSI, Incharge Uniform Store shall be for six months whereas deployment period of CTO reader has been fixed at one year and all the staff must be replaced within stipulated period. Sohail Akhtar Sukhera further told the officers that 5 special teams have been formed by the Traffic Headquarters to monitor the implementation of rotation policy and inspection of professional matters related to traffic. DIG traffic further directed to take strict actions in case of any violation SOPs regarding Rotation policy, overloading and anti smog campaign.
He issued these orders while presiding over an important meeting of all traffic officers at Traffic Headquarters Punjab.
In addition, in view of weather change and smog hazards, DIG Traffic Punjab has issued special advisory to field officers and staff, according to which expedite operations against high-emission vehicles on highways have been expedited. Traffic Headquarters Punjab has stressed on strict implementation of anti-smog SOPs and no delay in operations against high smoke vehicles. DIG traffic Punjab has also directed to pay special attention for public awareness campaign on anti-smog operations by making the citizens aware of their social responsibilities so that joint efforts could be made to reduce air pollution and public may be provided with condusive transportation facilities.
(Handout No. 185)
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