Karachi Traffic Police launches SMS service to avoid traffic jams

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The menace of traffic in Karachi can only be blamed on the people who make up the traffic. From blocking up the roads by parking on the side and leaving only one lane to let the traffic flow, to driving at 30 km/h in the fastest lane at Shahra-e-Faisal, and most importantly, breaking traffic signals and not listening to traffic policemen.

So while the problem of traffic jams lies with drivers, traffic police is however have the primary responsibility of keep everything in flow and order.

Karachi Traffic Police has now launched an SMS service free of charge with just a one-time subscription fee of Rs 0.5. to stay updated with the conditions of the road by sending “T” as a text message to 8655.

The SMS service will then send information regarding traffic flow and advise them about the best alternate route to take in case their traffic jams.

But beware folks, DIG Traffic Police Abdul Khaliq Sheikh said that he got the idea of starting SMS traffic updates from the instant messaging services available for paying bills and plans to ‘send a message to all the subscribers after every 10 minutes’, so your phone will be ringing every ten minutes or, you can just call the toll-free number ‘1915’ to get traffic updates.

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  1. Akib Nadeem says

    Yup! just what people needed… instead fixing the system just take useless initiatives.. while driving your phone will buzz every 10 minutes and will make it even easier for snatchers too 😉

  2. Ahmad Ali says

    Useless effort.

  3. Eagle Eyes says

    our people needs to learn how to drive!

  4. Humayon Qaiser says

    We can offer better solution for real time traffic updates …..Humayon Qaiser, Tracking World

  5. Amir Hassan Kazi says

    it really a helpful and free of cost sms service…i really appreciate Karachi Traffic police efforts

  6. Mahboob Ahmed says

    That is an idea from Heaven, DIG traffic (terrific) should see what his subordinates are doing. They stand past the area of their duty and stop only those who will stop on their signal and they pretty well know who will stop. They never say a word to all those bickers who are flouting the rules going in the wrong direction.It is not that we should learn to drive, First of all we need to learn to behave like Humans. Our conduct proves us otherwise.Apologize if the truth sounds bitter

  7. Rizwan Tanvir says

    STUPID IDEA, giving an update about traffic all day long while your in office , school or busy anywhere…….

  8. Ali Khawaja says

    how to unsub this service ???

  9. Ali Khawaja says

    ahhhhhhhhh …………… i did not read the last para …. 🙁
    please advise how to unsub this service ????

  10. Azhar Nisar says

    Instead of taking charge of those who are driving with in rules,if Police constables are asked to only catch those who are going in wrong direction and fine them heavily(both official & unofficial) and then direct them in the correct direction matter can be resolved in days.

  11. Tahir Malik says

    how can read SMS during driving ?

  12. Shiraz Jabbar says

    Assalam U Alaikum All!!!!

    Please visit below mention site.


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