Acting IGP Punjab Usman Khattak said they have developed a comprehensive strategy to tackle growing traffic problems in Lahore and other cities of Punjab.
A four-member delegation from Turkish Transport visited the central police office yesterday. We have decided to create new Shaheen Force to regulate the traffic on roads in emergency situations; Turkish experts would be the part of this new force during initial stages in order to impart knowledge and training to 50 wardens, said IGP.
He further added, the first 50 wardens would demonstrate their skills after completing training from Turkish counterparts, later it will become a specialized force after the final approval from Punjab government.
The Turkish team attended the meeting is qualified and high echelon officials, Traffic SP Muslum Apayidin, City Municipal Planner Bekir Chelen, Project Director Roads Abdul Rehman Evnez and Enigeer Traffic Signals Naeem Karatepe. The team will cooperate with Punjab government to bring in permanent solutions to traffic problems in the province.
Additional IGP (Special Branch) Faisal Shahkar, CTO Rai Ijaz and DIG (Traffic) Farooq Mazhar represented Punjab in the meeting.
Turkish officials ensured that they will structure working model with the help of Lahore police in order to overcome various problems including Lane violation, encroachment, beggars and lack of pedestrian facilities on the roads.