Chand raat celebrations: Riding bikes sans silencers banned

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Staff Report
Islamabad

District Administration of the capital has imposed a ban on silencer-less motorcycles, specifically for Eidul fitr.
This ban is to be strictly observed on Chand Raat to prevent wheelie and other similar activities on the occasion of Eid.
Additional Deputy Commissioner and Additional Magistrate Islamabad Shoaib Ali issued the notification, in this regard, with effect from June 14. The notification contained that those found flouting the ban would be punished as per law.
Ali said that the Federal Police and other relevant authorities have been accordingly issued direction to take action against those who disobey the ban.
The administration has put the ban on removing silencers from motorcycles for a period of five days from June 14 to 18 to curb public nuisance.
The riders will be fined and their vehicles will be impounded if they were found making nuisance in the capital by removing silencers.
The Islamabad Traffic Police have also been asked to take strict action against those who involved in violation of the ban.
Usually whenever a ban of this sort is to be imposed various special squads of police are deployed to ensure implementation of the government orders by launching a crackdown against the violators.
It is effectively put in order by taking practical steps to enforce the ban and by beefing up security at specific popular public points including picnic spots, parks, busy streets, main roads, fast-food outlets and shopping areas.
City’s youth often prefers to flout traffic norms and indulge in noise pollution by making certain modification in their motorcycles, making them vehicles sans silencers. It is done to generate high decibel noise (silencer blast), which disturbs the peaceful atmosphere. Sudden blast creates panic among the commuters and could also lead to road mishaps.
Besides riding bikes without silencers there have been other risky activities which young boys are witnessed to be involved in, on special occasions while exhibiting their festive moods.
Pulling vehicle stunts on roads is one such example. Unfortunately, as part of the repercussions attached these bikers could get injured. The aspiring stuntmen wound up in hospital after falling from their bikes during failed wheelies, a dangerous stunt involving revving and releasing to lift the bike onto the rear wheel, which also greatly limits the ability of the driver to navigate.

Security plan for Eid

City Police have devised a comprehensive security plan for the evening of Eidul Fitr to avert any untoward incident.
A police spokesman said that over 4,500 armed policemen will perform their duties round the clock to ensure foolproof security at the busiest shopping centres and shopping malls and the places of worships.
He said that policemen would also patrol in various sectors and police officers of respective circles would ensure proper security at the Eid congregations to be held at various locations of the town. Walk through gates and scanners would also be installed at main Eid congregations for the safety of the people.
Volunteers will also be deployed on the occasion adding that special pickets have been set up at all the entry and exit points of the city to check suspicious vehicles.
Meanwhile, the security of Rawalpindi Railway station has been beefed up to ensure safe journey to the passengers. Police in plain clothes have also been assigned the task to check the security and keep watch on the suspicious activities.
In addition to this, a comprehensive traffic plan has also been devised for Eid holidays in order to avert traffic mess in the city.
A day before and after Eid are significant due to heavy rush of people on roads and also greater rush of buyers in the markets on Chand Raat.
Inspectors, wardens and wardens assistances will also be deployed at the city main markets, shopping malls, major roads to ensure smooth flow of traffic. On Eid day, traffic wardens will perform duties outside mosques, imam bargahs, parks and other rush areas where Eid prayers will be held.

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