ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday directed NADRA and Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) for coming up with a comprehensive digital plan for smooth flow of traffic to minimize difficulties being faced by the commuters, especially those travelling daily between Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
The minister took serious notice of traffic logjam at various
major junctions of the capital, due to peak hours vehicles movement.
The Interior Minister in this regard directed NADRA and ITP to
launch E tag vehicular system for commuters shuttling between the twin cities with establishment of separate lanes on Islamabad highways entry exit points for smooth traffic movement.
“Traffic jams are frustrating and there should be no hassle
at all for the road users, specifically for commuters during peak rush hours like during school timings and at the time of closure of government business hours,” the spokesman quoted the Interior Minister as saying.
He said a digital traffic system should also alert the road
users through digital sign boards, and the ITP Radio Station should also alert the road users through a Route Information Service.
The Interior Minister said that there was also an economic
cost of lost hours, both work and leisure, and slow movement of vehicles moving with local passengers in the twin cities.