Islamabad: The Balochistan government has announced its intention to set up a ‘Quetta Traffic Management Bureau’ in a bid to improve the city’s traffic system and road infrastructure, a news source reported. Balochistan Home and Tribal Affairs Minister Mir Ziaullah Langau expressed his views on the matter during a press briefing on Tuesday.
He revealed that the government was working to improve the road network of the provincial capital. For road repairs and public transport up-gradation, it had recently allocated PKR 1 billion.
Similarly, the federal government had also allocated funds under its Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for carrying out road surface markings, constructing flyovers and installing traffic signals across the city.
The minister said that lack of designated parking areas served a major reason behind traffic congestion and that the government was working to address this issue; adding that encroachments also caused frequent traffic jams in the city. He said that the Quetta Development Authority (QDA) was carrying out its anti-encroachment drives to clear major arteries of the city.
Moreover, he informed that the executive was making revisions to the Quetta master plan, as well as introducing new legislation for traffic control.