The major functions are listed below:
PHP team is carrying out patrolling duty on various highways of Punjab to overcome the crime rate and serve the people travelling on highways, round the clock.
Patrolling duties are performed in three 8-hour shifts.
In case of emergency, on receiving any call from helpline 1124, PHP team reaches at the spot immediately for assistance.
Accidents on the highways are managed through proper standard operating procedure (SOP).
Removal of Encroachments
Punjab Highway Patrol removes temporary encroachments (22 feet) alongside the roads in addition to the permanent encroachments with the coordination of concerning departments.
In 2004, Punjab Highway Patrol was designed to control road crime on highways and help people in distress. The performance of Punjab Highway Patrol against crime control was appreciated and it was decided to assign traffic management responsibility to PHP as an additional duty. In year 2008, Mr. Shoukat Javed the then IGP, Punjab approved Lahore-Sheikhupura-Faisalabad Road as a pilot project for traffic management.
Later in 2009, Mr. Tariq Saleem Dogar, the then IGP, Punjab, approved 9 more roads for traffic management:
- Kasur Depalpur Road
- Gujranwala Sialkot Road
- Wazirabad Sialkot Road
- Kohat Rawalpindi Road (G.T Road)
- Sargodha Mianwali Road
- Faisalabad Jhang Road
- Multan Vehari Road
- Bahawalpur Hasilpur Road
- Indus Highway N-55 D.G. Khan
Afterwards, in the same year, Muridkey-Narowal road and Lahore-Kasur road were handed over to PHP for traffic management.
PHP was equipped with accident vehicle cutter, speed checking camera, movie camera, digital still camera & blinkers etc. for effective traffic management. Vehicles and personnel performing patrolling duties were assigned the job of traffic management as well. PHP introduced Mobile Education Units to educate citizens about traffic rules and conducted awareness programs about road safety. The performance of Mobile Education Unit in all regions remained satisfactory.