Police FM Radio service to be launched ahead of EidJuly 31, 2013
KARACHI: Sindh Police FM Radio service will be formally from Ist August 2013, which could be heard at 88.6 frequency across the city. It will provide information about alternative routes pertaining to traffic jams. The radio service will also inform people about the traffic laws and raise awareness about their implementation.
This was informed by DIG Traffic Karachi Abdul Khaliq Shaikh to Inspector General of Police Sindh Shahid Nadeem Baloch in a report. He informed that the test transmission of Police FM Radio service had already been started from its office established at Central Police Office Karachi. He said that Radio service is being started in the city during the last Ashra of Ramazan and ahead of Eid when pressure of traffic on roads towards shopping markets would be high due to rush of citizens making Eid purchasing.
“Police FM Radio service will be directly linked to Traffic Helpline 915 and will update collective traffic situation in the city. The Test transmission is being carried out from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. However, it will be formally launched from 1st August in two shifts. The first shift will start from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm and second from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm,” said DIG Traffic Karachi.
Mr Shaikh further informed that drivers would also get benefit from FM Radio which would help in traffic management. Khaliq said that Radio would provide various facilities to the citizens along with guiding them about traffic laws and alternative routes.