To better traffic management and related difficulties, the Lahore traffic police have started using drone cameras for traffic monitoring and surveillance.In order to monitor traffic on Mall Road as a preliminary experiment, a drone scan of the road was done. Along with SP Traffic Asif Siddique, SP Shahzad Khan, and Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Muntazir Mehdi, they were all present.
During the drone surveillance, the roadblocks, demonstrations, and alternative route options were all assessed.Mall Road, Jail Road, Canal Road, Ferozepur Road, and Dir Model Routes would be the first roads to be monitored by drones.Advanced drone technology, according to CTO Muntazir Mehdi, will be utilised to enhance traffic management and regularly monitor problems like smoggy vehicles and one-way traffic offences.
He continued by stating that challenges with road engineering were also noted during the experiment. As a result, traffic problems like parking and encroachment will also be captured on video by drone monitoring.
The appropriate departments will then receive video records to assist them in handling traffic concerns, and a unit for traffic monitoring and surveillance will also be established for that purpose.A source claims that the Lahore City Traffic Police (CTP) increased the improper parking fine by 900 percent. The updated fine is Rs. 2000.
According to specifics, the Lahore city police increased the fine for incorrect parking by 900%, from Rs200 to Rs2,000.Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Lahore, Muntazir Mehdi, issued a statement ordering the traffic staff to follow a zero-tolerance policy against violators.The decision was made in accordance with the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) stern directives, he continued.
Action would also be taken against vehicles parked in no-parking zones, according to Muntazir Mehdi. Additionally, permission was given to the circle officers to target illegal parking lots all around the city.