PSCA E-CHALLAN RESULTED IN 66% REDUCTION IN TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS
06 Feb 2019
With the compliments of Public Relations Office,
Punjab Safe Cities Authority, Lahore.
Handout No. 181 / Media Manager
PSCA E-CHALLAN RESULTED IN 66% REDUCTION IN TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS; 25% REDUCTION IN TRAVEL TIME
PSCA FOCUSES ON PUBLIC SAFETY WITH SECURE SYSTEMS, COO PSCA
PSCA OPERATES INDISCRIMINATELY WITHOUT TILT
LAW APPLIES EQUALLY TO ALL, INDIVIDUALS & ORGANIZATIONS TO ABIDE BY LAW
ANTI-PSCA NARRATIVE ON TV CHANNELS IS BASELESS DISINFORMATION
PSCA IS NOT TARGETING ANY OUTFIT SPECIFICALLY
PSCA REMAINS FOCUSED ON PUBLIC SERVICE WITH OPTIMUM OPERATIONS, COO PSCA
Lahore Feb 6:
E-Challan system in Lahore is first of its kind and it has resulted in 66% reduction in violations of traffic violation in this category in last four months. With the directions of Lahore High Court and support of Punjab Police and various departments of Government of the Punjab this initiative was launched and it has considerably improved the traffic system of Lahore and as per the recent research there is 25% reduction in traveling time of individual travelers on daily basis helping in reduction in demand of Fuel and improving the environment. PSCA is implementing the E-Challan policy without any discrimination and all LEAs, public and private persons are subject to same law without any priority or exemption except Medical emergencies vehicles or security vehicles during authorized operations. These thoughts were expressed by Chief Operating Officer Punjab Safe Cities Authority while responding to the untoward and baseless narrative aired by some local media house about PSCA.
Some important segments of society including some media houses, national and international, are also subjected to same law but they have wrongly conceived that PSCA officials are targeting their unregistered vehicles or vehicles displaying wrong registration plates. This has resulted in deliberate efforts to malign the system and its effectiveness by presenting misleading information on many aspects at local and international level, he added while connoting this phenomenon to a designed campaign in unethical retaliation of valid law enforcement. While defining project’s priority he said, PSCA reserves the right to respond on each of such items however, believes that public safety is the highest priority of the Authority and we do not want to target any group, individual or segment of society as everybody is subjected to same law as per the Constitution of the Pakistan. PSCA has a secure system in all respects and we continuously make efforts to improve its performance and plug any possible operation or technical loopholes in this first ever state of the art Integrated Command, Control and Communication Center of Punjab Police in Pakistan and in south Asia.
Akbar Nasir Khan concluded with a reiteration of transparent law enforcement by an unbiased Team PSCA. The only remedy to avoid penalties is to abide by the traffic rules and regulations, he added.