The National Highway Authority (NHA) and Motorway Police (MP) ready to serve gigantic China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) routes and Karachi-Lahore Motorway with additional modern equipment, facilities and workforce as it would face proliferating responsibilities after the completion of CPEC and the upcoming new major arteries.
Talking to APP, Senior Superintendent of NHA and MP, Commander Sector M-2 North Chakri, Jamil Hashmi believed that extra force was required on urgent basis to meet the challenge of enormous and unique traffic bulge in the form of CPEC linked new routes and almost completed Karachi-Lahore Motorway.
He was keen in his view to mention that the workforce, state-of-the-art equipment and a comprehensive policy were contributing towards the department’s efficiency, reckoned to be more disciplined, public friendly and quick response unit as compared to other policing departments of the country.
The present paraphernalia and force was sufficient for the given domain while it would need increase in its resources to amicably render its services for new routes, he added NH and MP’s prime function was to ensure smooth flow of traffic, educating every commuter of highways and motorway and enforce law to lessen the accident ratio, he added.
“Most of the accidents occur on Motorway due to slow moving carries and cars in the right lane where they are prescribed to use extreme left side”, he said.
Hashmi remarked that, “apart from patrolling, it is a multipurpose force trained to provide first aid in any emergency, water to commuters and change tyres of vehicles where it also provides money to the people who are out resources at their journey which is unprecedented.”