LAHORE: Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Saturday inaugurated e-system for the payment of traffic challans as well as ‘Time Schedule System’ for the delivery of driving licences.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, the chief minister said the online payment of traffic challans would create ease for the people, who were earlier compelled to stand in long queues.

Stating that people were facing difficulties due to closure of driving licence centres owing to the coronavirus pandemic, he said a new online time schedule system would help citizens get time and date from 18 centres of Lahore to receive their licences.

The chief minister announced extending the scope of e-system for payment of traffic challans and time schedule system in other cities of the province.

He said traffic fines could now easily be deposited through one-link ATM machines, mobile application, internet banking as well as online from any counter of any brank’s bench. “These measures will ensure the implementation of social distancing,” he added.

Mr Buzdar said these steps would not only help increase the revenue of the Punjab government but will also bring about transparency in revenue collection. He said these initiatives would also help compile the records of those, who used to violate traffic rules repeatedly. He said citizens could get this facility through Rasta App, web portal and call centres. He said those people, who did not know the use of information technology could go to the nearest driving centre and get time and date.

Published in Dawn, June 7th, 2020