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A regulated road traffic reflects a nation’s self-discipline

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By Naveel Ahmed

ISLAMABAD, Jan 18 (APP):A glimpse of a regulated road traffic is enough to ascertain a nation’s self-discipline that flows
smooth like a country’s unhindered progress.
World over, the developed countries have embraced scientific road management to
address growing traffic challenges. However, with Islamabad as a mirror to the entire
country’s traffic management system, the reflection is not that good.
The city is braving several challenges mainly the absence of innovative methods to tackle
chronic traffic congestion, poor road infrastructure to ensure uninterrupted mobility
of plying vehicles.
Three key stakeholders- Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP), Capital Development Authority
(CDA) and public- which play crucial role in ensuring hassle and risk free traffic movement in
Islamabad owe their own complex sets of reasons resulting into traffic system’s
catastrophic failure.
The ITP, an efficient force established in 2005 to ensure regulated movement of vehicles
on city’s thoroughfares, requires a revamp as it is currently operating with 628 officials, less
instruments to cope emergency situation and minimal........