Highway police to take over Indus Highway by March 2006
HYDERABAD: Inspector-General of Motorway Police Maj-Gen (retd) Ziaul Hassan Khan has said the Indus highway will be handed over to Motorway police by March 2006.
Speaking at two different locations in Hala and Jamshoro, Khan said a survey of the highway had been completed on the advice of the prime minister. The government has also approved the tenders, he said.
So far no corruption case has come on record in the Motorway police, while the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has termed the Motorway police "a corruption-free department," he said.
Khan said recruitment had been started in the Motorway police to start the service on the Indus highway. He said that in a very short time Motorway police officials had made a place among the heart of the public by providing them good service which brought great name and regard for the institution.
Khan asked other institutions belonging to the Traffic Department to cooperate with the Motorway police to improve the system so that better services were provided to the masses.
He asked the National Highway Authority (NHA) to provide fire brigade trucks and first aid facility on national highways in order to save burning vehicles.
He said that national highways had been made secure by the Motorway police due to which economic situation of the country was also improving.
He said the Motorway police had overcome crime on national highways and traders and industrialists were satisfied. He said the fact that 33 per cent industrial units were operational in Nooriabad showed the Motorway police provided better service.