Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Transport and Information, Mian Iftikhar Hussain has strictly directed the authorities of police and transport departments to remove all such constructions and encroachments which were becoming hurdles in the way of smooth flow of traffic in Peshawar Metropolis.
He directed that in future all constructions on road-side should be subject to an NOC by the Transport department and Traffic Police. He further directed to operationalize all the service roads in the city including University road and accept no pressure in this regard.
He issued these directives while chairing a meeting regarding Transport and Traffic system in the province at Peshawar. The meeting besides others was also attended by Secretary Transport Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azmat Hanif Orakzai, CCPO Peshawar Imtiaz Altaf, DIG Peshawar Mazhar and authorities concerned of PDA, TMA and Cantt. Board Peshawar.
On this occasion, constructions of the proposed multi-purpose plazas in Peshawar Cantt with huge car parking facility and circular railway track in Peshawar also came under discussion and directed the high ups to submit viable plan for the same so as to resolve the deteriorating transport system of Peshawar on permanent basis. It was also decided to start computerize road permits and vehicle fitness certificates and make it fully publicity to media to ensure transparency in the system.
The meeting also decided that all transport related matters already wasted with different departments should be transferred to transport department and for the purpose a special workshop should be arranged to highlight the importance of the said decision and devise a future strategy in this regard.
The minister in his brief speech also ordered the high-ups of the transport department to float tender for seeking service of transport operating companies for bringing new buses in the city routes and shift the existing old buses to outside routes of Peshawar. He further ordered to also consider the public private partnership in this regard.
He asked them to take into confidence the transporters in the transport matters. He clarified that main objectives of our steps should be the interest of the common man. Mian Iftikhar also ordered the owners of commercial plazas to open their parking areas in plazas otherwise stern action would be taken against the violators and their plazas would be sealed.
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