Karachi, March 17, 2013 (PPI-OT): Administrator Karachi Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi has said that KMC was taking every possible measures to curb traffic accidents in Karachi and KMC has also established Road Safety Audit Task Force for working on Scientific Basis which was working to point out the risky locations after which those locations would be made safe for citizens.
He said this while addressing a meeting held on traffic accidents, their resolution and new traffic schemes. Administrator Karachi said that Transport and Communication Department should make their efforts more effective to curb the traffic accidents.
It was decided in meeting that Road Safety Program would be enhanced in children’s schools in this connection road safety principles would be included in courses. Children would be provided with practical training of traffic risks and prevention from them and in this connection road safety parks would be built in Bagh-e-Ibn-e-Qasim, Safari Park and Zoo so that children could learn road safety rules while playing.
It was also decided in meeting that the program of UNO “Decade of action for road safety 2010-20” would be implemented and Road Safety Week with the collaboration of Road Traffic Injury Research Centre would be celebrated in May in which various programs for providing information about road safety and creating awareness among citizens would be held.
He said Transport Department should make strong contact with Traffic Police and traffic police should make people follow traffic rules. It was decided in meeting that street lights would be installed on the roads which have black spots and black spots would be removed and the causes of traffic accidents on different locations which include Sharae Faisal, Expressway, M.A Jinnah Road, Rashid Minhas Road, Liaquatabad and Korangi Industrial Area were reviewed and it was decided to prepare an audit report to remove those causes and in the light of report effective measures to curb traffic accidents would be taken.
In the meeting Road Traffic Injury Research and Prevention Center presented their report about traffic accidents and informed about statistics of traffic accidents, the condition of traffic risks and the combined efforts of KMC and Traffic Injury Research Center. Principal Investigator of Road Traffic Injury Research and Prevention Center Dr. Rasheed Juma said that this center was collecting statistics of traffic accidents from five big hospitals of the city and the efforts of Road Safety Audit Task Force for curbing the traffic accidents in the city were worth admiring.
Sr. Director Muhammad Ather informed about the performance of Road Safety Audit Task Force and the details of Road Safety Educational Programs in schools. Deputy Commissioner Central Dr. Saif-ur-Rehman, Former I.G Traffic Police Asad Jahangir, Prof. Dr. Meer Shabbar Ali, Sr. Director HRM Shoaib Waqar and officers from Traffic Police, Motorway Police and KMC attended the meeting.
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