LAHORE – City Traffic Police have shut down the main lane of Ring Road for motorcyclists while the service lane would remain open for all kind of vehicular traffic.
There are two lanes including main track and service lane. Main track is used for cars and speeding vehicles and minimum speed has been fixed as 110 kilometer per hour while the service lane is used for rest of the vehicles. Talking to TheNation, the Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) SSP Syed Ahmed Mobin said that the decision of closing the main track of motorcyclists had been initiated in their interests. “The ratio of accidents on Ring Road has increased during the last couple of month due to several reasons,” he said. He said the speed-gun had been fixed to detect the fast moving vehicles beyond their speed limits. “The traffic wardens have been strictly directed to issue challan to those vehicles who are involved in violation of traffic rules,” he added. Though one-wheeling is banned in the City, but there are still some areas which are not under proper watch and where this practice is common, a motorist said adding that for example the Ring Road is used by many bike riders for this harmful practice.