The Guidance, Career Planning and Placement Center at Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology held a seminar on ‘Traffic Rules and Regulations Awareness’ on Friday.
KARACHI, (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – July 22, 2022): The Guidance, Career Planning and Placement Center at Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology held a seminar on Friday on “Rules Awareness and traffic regulations”.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Traffic Karachi Ahmed Nawaz Cheema who was the chief guest of the seminar said that the total approved strength of the traffic police is 10,000 and at present, only 6,000 civil servants were deployed in the department, according to a published statement. here Friday.
Most of the police personnel have been deployed to the red zone, facilitating the movement of VIPs and performing special duties during cricket matches and elections etc., Nawaz said.
Karachi was the economic and commercial center of the country and the most populous city in Pakistan. The number of registered vehicles in the city was increasing and with it the city’s infrastructure was changing, he said.
He said the Traffic Department planned to launch a recruitment drive to address the staffing shortage.
Nawaz said the department is conducting an extensive campaign in print and electronic media and holding seminars at academic institutions to raise awareness of traffic rules. FM 88.6 radio was also dedicated to educating people about traffic related issues.
Moreover, social media was also used for this purpose.
He pointed out that the administration has installed cameras at 16 different locations in the city to monitor traffic flow and 3.93 million challans have been issued in 2021.
He said traffic officers had been issued body cameras to record traffic violations on the spot. They were talking with IT experts and software companies to develop software to improve the traffic system to improve monitoring, control and transparency, he added.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Vali Uddin, said the university is keen to work with the traffic department to address traffic issues in Pakistan by raising students’ awareness of traffic rules and regulations. The heavy traffic load was causing a number of problems. Traffic flow on the roads has become a challenge despite the measures taken to regulate traffic, he said.
Registrar Syed Sarfraz Ali said that in recent years traffic accidents have claimed more lives due to reckless driving and violations of traffic rules. It took an hour to curb the violation of tracks and signals to avoid fatal accidents.
At the end of the seminar, the Vice-Chancellor, Registrar Syed Sarfraz Ali and Siraj Khilji presented a souvenir to the main guest.