ISLAMABAD: The capital police on Saturday said its e-driving licencing system has become fully operational after removal of technical issues.

The police said its IT team in collaboration with the Punjab IT Board formally launched the e-licence system. A meeting was held at the Central Police Office with Inspector General of Police (IGP) Syed Ali Nasir Rizvi in the chair. The IGP appreciated the officers and experts for completing the system in a short period of time.

With the help of the e-licence system, citizens will be able to apply online and easily obtain their licences.

The e-licence system was already operational but faced various technical issues. To resolve these, the Islamabad police IT team increased its coordination with the Punjab IT Board and addressed the technical problems in the system.

The IGP said the facility would make it easier for citizens to renew their driving licences from home. The objective of the initiative was to provide maximum facilities to the citizens, he added.

The police have also developed a Driving Licence Issues Management System (DLIMS) for driving licence issuance, renewal and upgradation. Through the DLIMS, learner driving licences will also be issued online.

Road safety drive for motorcyclists

The police launched a three-day campaign for motorcyclists to ensure safety and overcome traffic rule violations. The campaign was launched in collaboration with a private company in which the police provided safety tips to bikers and created awareness about traffic laws.

On the directions of the IGP, the police are taking special measures to ensure an integrated traffic system in the city and provide travel facilities to the citizens, said the police.

During the campaign, special teams of police and representatives of the private company briefed motorcyclists about safe driving.

In the first phase, motorcyclists without helmets and side mirrors or with defective indicators, headlights, rear lights and speed meters were educated.

Special squads had also been constituted for the campaign under the supervision of SSP Traffic Mohammad Sarfraz Virk. Citizens had been asked to replace their motorcycle defective side mirrors and electric devices (signals, front lights and back lights) within two days.

Published in Dawn, May 19th, 2024

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