ISLAMABAD: National Highways and Motorway Police (NH&MP), in collaboration with Capital Development Authority (CDA), have planned to establish a Public Awareness Traffic Safety Park (PATSP) and a driving school meeting international standards in Islamabad.

A delegation of the NH&MP headed by Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Headquarters, Nasimuzzaman said this on Friday during a meeting with CDA Chairman Tariq Mehmood Khan.

CDA members Finance Saeedur Rehman, Administration SM Farooqi, Engineering Tahir Shamshad, Estate Asad Munir, Planning and Design Syed Tanvir Bukhari, Environment Mazhar Hussain and Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Nasir Iqbal and other officials were also present on the occasion.

Aim of the park: The NH&MP officials told the meeting that establishment of the PATSP was aimed at sensitising drivers to rules through road safety education campaigns and better community policing.

They said the PATSP would help the police make the masses, particularly the youths, aware of traffic rules at grassroots level by imparting practical education to them through entertainment.

Using the platform of PATSP, The NH&MP will raise young corps of drivers with high traffic sense and introduce a package of traffic education for whole family, disciplined traffic and safe road environment, the meeting was told.

The delegates said the PATSP would consist of a driving track with complete road furniture for cars and motorcycles, cycling track and an open area to judge drivers’ skills and train them.

The park will also comprise a simulator hall, classrooms, an open-air theatre, fast food outlets and an arena of dodging cars, the delegates said, adding, the police would also set up such driving schools and parks in Karachi and Lahore. They told the CDA chairman that the NH&MP had designed the project after visiting driving schools of different countries.

Meanwhile, an official of the authority said the CDA chairman and all Board members took interest in the proposed project. He said the CDA would allocate a piece of land to the NH&MP on concession for construction of the park, once the competent authorities had approved the project.

Quoting Khan, he said the road safety park and driving schools, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, should be established in the federal capital for general public.
Sorce: Daily Times