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CDA, Islamabad Traffic Police and ICT Administration should work jointly to overcome traffic issues in Islamabad

Islamabad: September 11, 2020  Capital Development Authority (CDA), Islamabad Traffic Police and ICT Administration should work jointly to overcome traffic issues in Islamabad. Capital Development Authority should upgrade entire traffic related infrastructure in the city including traffic signals, lane marking, signage, lighting and horticulture. Immediate concrete steps should be taken for this purpose. These directions were issued by Chief Commissioner Islamabad and Chairman CDA during a meeting held at CDA Headquarters on Friday. Inspector General of Police Islamabad, Deputy Commissioner Islamabad and other senior officers of Capital Development Authority, Islamabad Police and ICT Administration also attended the meeting.

It was further directed during the meeting that service roads along major highways should be upgraded. Service roads along Srinagar Highway and Islamabad Highway should be upgraded on priority. Traffic signals around the city should be converted into smart traffic signals. Fencing along major roads including Srinagar Highway and Islamabad Expressway should be carried out and properly designed entry and exit points should also be constructed along major arteries of the city.

Chief Commissioner Islamabad and Chairman CDA further directed during the meeting that patch work on all roads of the city should be completed on fast track and international standard horticulture work should be carried out along Srinagar Highway. Proper traffic plan should be chalked out to maintain traffic flow on Islamabad Expressway during construction work on Korang Bridge and PWD Bridge . Issue of traffic congestion on Margallah Road should also be addressed.

The meeting was informed that progress on the directions issued during the subject meeting will be monitored on daily basis.