Saturday, July 20, 2024

No cattle market on roads, highways before Eid

Decides inter-ministerial meeting The government yesterday decided not to allow makeshift cattle markets on roads and highways to avoid traffic gridlock ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, one of the two largest religious festivals of Muslims. The decision came at an inter-ministerial coordination meeting, to ensure safe and smooth passenger movement centring the festival, in the capital’s Institution of ... Read more

‘Break rules’ now rules highways

About 4,000 people die in around 20,000 accidents a year for reckless driving Lawlessness and anarchy have gripped the country’s road communication with drivers wilfully violating traffic rules and exposing people to hazardous accidents every day. The scenario on roads is strikingly similar throughout the country. Drivers of buses, trucks, vans, private cars and microbus ... Read more

Lax monitoring makes highways death traps

Road crashes kill 34 every day, says WB survey Lax monitoring and non-implementation of the laws on reckless driving have made both highways and streets death traps where at least 34 people fall prey to deadly crashes every day. Road-safety experts blame successive governments for not paying heed to fatal accidents, which have claimed mostly ... Read more