Rawalpindi: The Punjab Highway Patrol (PHP) is set to launch the One-District-One-Road (ODOR) project in all four districts of the city — with the initiative aimed at strengthening protocols against traffic rules violations, overloading, and over speeding, along with ensuring safety on roads, a news source reported on September 2.
According to the details available, the ODOR programme is coming to Rawalpindi after its success in Sargodha and Dera Ghazi (DG) Khan. PHP officials said that the programme had helped reduce road accidents in the two areas by 40% during its pilot phase. They added that the motorists became more careful in following rules due to the programme’s strict enforcement.
The officials revealed that the PHP and the city traffic police would work together under the ODOR programme. They added that those violating traffic rules would be liable to paying fines, facing legal action, and the authorities would impound their vehicles as well.
In the initial phase of the initiative, the PHP and traffic police officials would monitor various highways and connecting roads. These include Chakwal Jhelum Road, Mandra-Chakwal Road, Fateh Jang-Kohat Road, and Jhelum-Pind Dadan Khan Road. The officials will also take legal action against people caught overspeeding and overloading.
Officials further revealed that the PHP would offer awareness to the motorists about ODOR, and the general importance of traffic rules while driving.