RAWALPINDI: The City Traffic Police (CTP) have urged the motorists to strictly follow traffic rules on roads of Murree to avoid traffic congestion and road mishaps particularly during snowfall.
Talking to APP, a CTP spokesman said that the tourists travelling to Murree and other hill stations were advised to ensure low air pressure in their tyres, keep fuel tanks of their vehicles full and obey traffic rules to avoid an accident.
He informed that the CTP had designated several points for car parking. A number of main roads including Kashmir Point, Mall Road, Guldana Road and other roads had been closed for two-way traffic to ease traffic flow.
He urged the tourists to cooperate with traffic police so that the traffic mess, particularly during snowfall, could be avoided. The motorists should avoid wrong parking on roads which would help ensure the smooth flow of traffic.
“The snow blanket attracts a large number of tourists so motorists face severe traffic congestion,” he said while adding that traffic moves even slower as roads get wet and slippery.
The CTP had made special traffic arrangements and devised a comprehensive plan to facilitate the tourists during the winter season.
In this regard, he said that they had deployed senior traffic officers of the CTP to monitor traffic arrangements in the hill station to ensure smooth and safe traffic flow during the snowfall. A dedicated, emergency helpline 051-9269200, had also been introduced for tourists which citizens can call round the clock.
Rawalpindi City Traffic Officer (CTO) Muhammad Bin Ashraf advised tourists to avoid wrong parking, double lines, speeding and taking selfies in the middle of the roads.
He said that an enhanced number of traffic wardens under the supervision of senior traffic officers had been deployed to monitor traffic and guide the tourists.
The concerned authorities have also made special arrangements to clear snow from the roads.