KARACHI: The Traffic police have established a social media and traffic monitoring unit In order to overcome the traffic vows in the metropolis.
According to details, the unit uses Google Maps and cameras to monitor traffic flow on roads and conveys traffic disturbance it spots anywhere to the relevant traffic section through social media platforms, FM 88.6 and helpline 1915, in a timely manner to have it cleared.
Additional Inspector General Karachi Ghulam Nabi Memon inaugurated the unit on Friday, which is aimed to ensure smooth flow of traffic on the port city’s busy roads using the web mapping service, Google Maps and social media platforms, including WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter.
During the visit, he also reviewed the traffic police’s performance. The AIG was given a brief demonstration of how the unit functions. The AIG lauded the traffic police’s efforts to use the latest technology to ensure a smooth flow of traffic in Karachi.
On this occasion, he directed to remove all barriers from the roads to ensure smooth traffic flow and reactivate the traffic-citizen liaison committee.
The AIG further instructed to ensure steps for smooth traffic flow during peak hours and said that it is our top priority to ensure convenience to road users. He asked to take strict action against those involved in the violation of traffic rules, using non-pattern number plates tinted glasses and HID lights.