LAHORE - Traffic remained jammed in Lytton Road and no adjacent roads due to protest of students of Government Girls College of Technology, Lytton Road. The students were protesting for closing the commerce department in college after the college was given under TEVTA. Female students demanded the restoration of Government College for Commerce. Due to protest, a worst of traffic mess was witnessed in areas of Mozang near to college leaving many stranded in the jam.
Commuters IRKED by
congestion: Traffic flow remained severely disrupted at the Canal Bank Road from Mall Road to Jinnah Hospital on Friday due to the ongoing construction work.
Traffic police officials reported otherwise, saying traffic was not affected. A handout issued by the Traffic Police claimed smooth traffic flow was maintained on both sides of the road by 3 deputy superintendents of police, 8 inspectors and 99 wardens.
It also stated that diversions were created at different points on the Canal Bank Road to ensure uninterrupted flow. However, the roads adjacent to the Canal Bank Road also witnessed traffic jams that left vehicles stranded for hours. Citizens complained of delays in reaching their destinations and of some of their vehicles running out of fuel.