Punjab Road Safety Authority being launched in major cities

Punjab Road Safety Authority being launched in major cities

LAHORE: (APP) The Punjab Road Safety Authority will start working from March 16 this year in three selected districts including Lahore, Faisalabad and Multan.

Provincial Minister for Information & Excise and Taxation Mian Muujtaba Shuja ur Rehman said this while presiding over a meeting at his office on Wednesday.

In the first phase, this authority is mandated to provide safe and secure environment on roads by eliminating accidents and setting up prompt medical facilities for the people, he added.

The minister said that this authority is another milestone achievement of the Punjab government and added that this authority would help decreasing road accidents as well as provision of safe and secure traffic system on the roads.

This will give new confidence and hope to the people and mothers will not remain worried about the return of their kids after their departure from homes, he added.

He said Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has introduced far reaching reforms in the province and it is hoped that the establishment of this authority will further benefit the people.

The minister said the authority will be established in Lahore, Multan and Faisalabad in the first phase and it will be extended to other district as well.

He further said this authority will design and develop different strategies to safeguard lives of passengers and drivers will be trained about traffic rules and safety standards.

The meeting was told that act of authority will be presented in Punjab Assembly for approval and after that the authority will formally start its work.

Secretary Transport Javed Akbar, Additional IG Traffic Police, DG Rescue 1122, Additional Secretary Excise and Taxation and other high officials attended the meeting.