SHC orders formation of action plan to resolve Karachi traffic issues
KARACHI: In order to resolve traffic problems for once and for all, the Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the Karachi city administration to prepare an action plan for coping with traffic woes and submit it by April 9.
A two-member bench headed by Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar also directed relevant to attend a meeting at scheduled at commissioner office on March 19, and float their proposals.
The court asked the member of the Board of Revenue to ensure his presence in the next hearing to inform about the land for a proposed truck and bus stand after a representative of transporters highlighted the issue.
A meeting held under the chairmanship of Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani in January had decided that district management boards would be set up in all six districts to resolve traffic issues.
The commissioner Karachi said that the boards will look after all the work for ensuring traffic rules effectively.
He said the vehicular traffic flow would be made better by establishing charged parking and removing encroachments, double parking and bottlenecks which were creating traffic congestion and chaos.
Iftikhar Shallwani further said all the district traffic management boards would follow the terms of references of the district management board already established in district South.
The commissioner had asked the Sindh Building Control Authority to play its role and be strict with regards to the enforcement of the rule.