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Garhi Shahu turns into a traffic mess while TEPA slumbers

Garhi Shahu turns into a traffic mess while TEPA slumbers

LAHORE – As the Traffic Engineering and Planning Agency (TEPA) and the Punjab Transport Department continue to sleep, the Garhi Shahu Chowk has turned into a traffic gridlock, a new addition to 20 bottlenecks identified in the Master Plan 2021, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The Garhi Shahu Chowk, located at the Allama Iqbal Road, witnesses awful traffic jams all day long. As it is the main intersection allowing vehicular flow towards the Railway Station (right side), Dharampura

Traffic jams as Joe Biden visits capital

ISLAMABD – The road users in capital city, particularly in and around the Red Zone had to wait in long queues of vehicles for hours because of strict security measures taken on the arrival of the US Vice President Jeo Biden on Wednesday.
Islamabad Express Way, IJ Principal Road and Murree Road witnessed traffic bottlenecks at the arrival and departure times of Jeo Biden.
The law enforcement agencies had closed roads linking Rawalpindi and Islamabad, including Murree Road ,

Traffic chokes as politicians keep on moving

LAHORE – Severe traffic jams were witnessed in the city throughout the day, as VVIPs including politicians kept on moving on roads for their vested interests.
Routs connecting key meeting points of politicians including the Zahoor Elahi Road, Gulberg and the Defense Housing Authority (DHA) faced traffic jams throughout the day irking motorists and pedestrians.
The Canal Bank Road, Ferozepur Road, Jail Road and Main Boulevard, Gulberg also remained choked. Talking to

1,610 wardens will man traffic on New Year eve

LAHORE – Lahore City Traffic Officer (CTO) Captain (r) Ahmad Mubeen said on Thursday that additional wardens would be deployed to control traffic flow on New Year Eve and traffic rules violators would be punished.
Giving details, he said that 12 DSPs, 76 inspectors, 1,610 wardens and around 11 emergency squads have been formed under provision of divisional officers, which would be deployed at the Mall Road, Jail Road, Ferozepur Road, Main Boulevard, Defence and on other

Int’l telecom traffic exhibits phenomenal growth

KARACHI: The Long Distance International (LDI) industry has reported the highest number of international outgoing traffic minutes in the Financial Year 2009-10 as a total of 3.2 billion international outgoing minutes have been recorded. In addition, hefty revenue of Rs 47.06 billion was generated. This surge is primarily due to competitive international tariffs offered by various operators.
The annual report of 2009-10 disclosed that a total of 9.43 billion outgoing international

Student protest chokes traffic at New Muslim Town Morr

LAHORE: Protests organised by students of various colleges on Saturday created a massive traffic jam on roads adjacent to the New Muslim Town Morr.
Punjab College students were protesting against police torture of students and teachers at the Punjab Assembly a couple of days ago. Commuters expressed anger over the traffic jam and criticised students for protesting on roads. The protesters blocked the roads using buses, choking traffic on the Canal Bank roads irking motorists.

IDENTITY CRISIS? – Man disguised as traffic warden swindles truck driver

LAHORE: “Who can you trust if a traffic warden turns out to be a swindler, making good with your valuables including cash and mobile phone while charging you over traffic rules violation,” said a truck driver Jahanzaib while talking to Pakistan Today on Wednesday.
HALT! TRAFFIC VIOLATION: Jahanzaib, a driver who works with Cargo United Goods and drives their truck (JU-7577) from Lahore to Karachi, said that late on Tuesday night he entered Lahore and was heading to wards his

Traffic snarled at toll plazas

LAHORE: Toll plazas on the Lahore-Islamabad Motorway remained congested and witnessed a heavy traffic flow throughout the three days of Eid, as citizens continued returning to Lahore after celebrating the festival in their hometowns.
The toll plazas resembled a parking lot, as long queues of cars were seen lined up there. The provincial metropolis, being the largest city of Punjab, offers numerous employment opportunities and most non-Lahoris prefer travelling on the motorway

Transformer trolleys causing traffic congestion

LAHORE: Trolleys carrying electricity transformers placed on different city roads are causing traffic congestion and also pose threats to citizens’ lives, Pakistan Today has observed.
Most of these trolleys can be seen on the Peco Road, Model Town Link Road, Faisal Town and in the walled city. COMPLAINTS Citizens say that these transformer trolleys caused traffic congestion as the trolley blocked one lane of the road.
“I often get stuck in traffic jams, especially in morning

To bribe or not to bribe a traffic official?

There was a time when the traffic wardens, were labeled as ‘bribe wardens’, as citizens complained that the wardens often caught them without a cause and they had to bribe their way out.
Traffic police was revamped a few years ago and the traffic environment changed dramatically. Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association, conducted a poll to measure the currently prevailing commuters’ behaviour.
The questioned were based on the

Punjab Assembly in session; traffic jams

LAHORE: The Mall and its connecting roads were jammed thanks to the Punjab Assembly’s (PA) session and the Islami Jamiat e Taliba (IJT) protest on Wednesday. Commuters going to office, school and shopping were complaining about the traffic jams on the roads connecting The Mall.
“Extraordinary security measures for VIP movement and security of the Punjab Assembly has affected traffic in Lahore’s hub”, said a motorist. Senior citizens criticized the way the Punjab government was

Two traffic bottlenecks removed

LAHORE: In a landmark development to free roads from traffic jams, two main bottlenecks at key intersections, which were identified by the Traffic Engineering and Planning Agency (TEPA) under the master plan 2021, have been removed allowing smooth traffic supply, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Yateem Khana Chowk and the Scheme Morr, which were intersections on the Multan Road leading to the Lahore Ring Road, were among the 20 main bottlenecks in the city including Chowk Taxali, Chowk

Traffic jams across the city irk motorists

LAHORE: Repeated traffic jams at main roads of Lahore have made the lives of motorists and pedestrians miserable while traffic wardens have failed to control the situation, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to authorities, the much-delayed construction work at the Multan Road forces divergence of traffic to other roads, which caused jams. On the other hand, traffic wardens seemed helpless in controlling the situation.
Traffic Warden Abdul Rauf said that the Punjab