Traffic mess

17 Sep 2020


THIS refers to the traffic mess at Lahore’s Ferozepur Road near the metro terminal at Gajumatta. Owing to non-existent traffic engineering and the callous attitude of traffic wardens there is uncontrolled movement of vehicles from eight different directions at Gajumatta.

Vehicles of all categories violate traffic rules blatantly. Owing to the heavy load of traffic on Ferozepur Road, it is necessary to have a traffic flow till the Ring Road approach. The Ring Road commuters on Gajumatta interchange face the worst traffic mess for approaching or disembarking at this point.

The Lahore tariff police chief should visit this area to see the horrible state of affairs of traffic right from the Ittefaq bridge to Ring Road where traffic moves at a snail’s pace because of illegal parking. There is a need to deploy sufficient traffic wardens to manage traffic flow.

Zafar Iqbal

Published in Dawn, September 17th, 2020