RAWALPINDI: The city traffic police have come up with an idea to keep a check on traffic violation by public transporters.

The police have made it mandatory for every public transporter to keep a ‘data entry register’ with him from January 1.

The register will carry the particulars of owner of a vehicle, its driver, conductor, copy of route permit and fitness certificate of the vehicle.

Besides, the police will enter details of fines the vehicle’s driver pays on traffic violation.

The register will also have space where passengers complaints can be lodged against driver and conductor of the vehicle.

The idea was the brainchild of city traffic officer (CTO) Shoaib Khuram Janbaz.

According to the CTO, the placement of register in public transport will not only help curb traffic violations but also address passengers’ complaints against drivers misbehavour and not completing vans routes.

CTO Shoaib Khuram Janbaz told Dawn that 3,000 “data entry registers” will be placed in all of the public transport vehicles, especially of route # 1, 21, 27 and 1-C.

All of the sector incharges (traffic wardens) will randomly check the data entry register on daily basis, and if a driver does not provide complete detail the wardens will impose a fine on him, he said.

He said it would also help the passengers lodge a complaint against the drivers. Previously, the passengers had to approach the traffic office to lodge a complaint.

Initially, the data entry register will be placed in the public service vehicles plying on Murree Road, The Mall, Katchury Road, Airport Road and other parts of the district.

Published in Dawn, December 30th, 2014

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