Lahore, December 11, 2012 (PPI-OT): The former LCCI Senior Vice President and former Chairman Poultry Association Tuesday urged the government to get installed cameras on traffic signals to avert traffic mess that is not only adding to the cost of doing business but also posing threat to lives.
In a statement issued here, the LCCI former Senior Vice President said that the business community appreciates and fully supports the Chief Minister initiatives aimed at turning Lahore into an international City and destination of foreign businessmen and tourists. But, he said, at the same time the government would have to make arrangements for safe and hassle-free movement of the people.
Elaborating the logic behind his suggestion, Abdul Basit said that it is not the masses only that would be the beneficiary of the idea of cameras at traffic signals but the government would also get a lot many benefits. For instance, he said, there would hardly be any traffic-related violation when people would find that their movements are being monitored. There would not be any wrong parking on the roads.
He said that as all over the world the vehicular traffic is controlled through cameras therefore the government does not need to reinvent the wheel to overcome the problem that has so far caused innumerable fatal accidents.
While on revenue front, he said, the government would also be getting a huge money because when a violators particulars would be identified through a camera image and penalty charges (challan) would be sent to his home address, the authorities would come to know about the payment of token fees at first count, And if the person is not the real owner and had not transferred the vehicle he is plying, the real owners would immediately contact him as soon as the penalty charges receipt reaches his address.
The LCCI former Senior Vice President said that besides all this, the chief traffic cop would not be in a need to post a traffic official at every signal and this would also save a huge amount of money being spent from the exchequer.
Abdul Basit said that since the traffic in the city is going to get new momentum with an altogether new concept of Rapid Bus Service, new over head bridges, under passes and beautiful boulevards, a due attention by the Chief Minister towards the early installation of cameras at traffic signals would help a lot.
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