Traffic Flow Priority: Lahore gears up for massive anti-encroachments operation

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Traffic Flow Priority: Lahore gears up for massive anti-encroachments operation

LAHORE, Dec 17 /DNA/ – It has been decided to launch a strict crackdown for the elimination of encroachments in Lahore. A 48 hours relaxation has been granted to voluntarily do away with encroachments. A formal operation will be launched from Tuesday morning.

Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi ordered to undertake arrests and register cases in case of establishing encroachments. CM directed the Assistant Commissioners and Superintendents of Police to undertake their preparation so as to launch an operation in the relevant areas. Mohsin Naqvi asserted that no leniency will be shown in the anti- encroachments campaign adding that a stern action will also be taken if needed in this regard. After the lapse of 48 hours relaxation, a strict crackdown will be launched for the elimination of encroachments in Lahore.

CM emphasized that elimination of encroachments is inevitable in order to remove obstacles in the smooth traffic flow. Mohsin Naqvi maintained that encroachments in most of the places and areas cause traffic congestion.The Chief Minister accorded a formal approval to launch anti-encroachments operation in a special meeting. Secretary Transport, CCPO, Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Assistant Commissioners and police officials attended the meeting.