CRACK DOWN AGAINST VEHICLES VIOLATING MOTOR RULES CONTINUES

150 VEHICLES CHALLENGED, 25 CONFISCATED & 20 VEHICLES ROUTE PERMITS CANCELLED

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI:
Crackdown against vehicles violating Motor Vehicles Ordinance 1965 and Motor Vehicles Rules 1969 continued on 6th day on Wednesday. At least 150 vehicles were challaned, 25 confiscated and route permits of 20 vehicles were cancelled at Super Highway T|oll Plaza.
In this regard, Provincial Minister for Transport & Mass Transit Mir Mumtaz Hussain Jakhrani himself visited the toll plaza today and inspected the campaign. SSP Traffic Asghar Usman, Secretary Transport Department Taha Ahmed Farooqui, Secretary Provincial Transport Authority Ghazanfar Qadrri, Secretary Regional Transport Authority Manshaat Shahani, Incharge Motor Vehicle Inspection Team Saeed Ahmed Shah and officials of Motor Way police were also present.
On the occasion, Provincial Minister for Transport Mir Mumtaz Hussain Jakhrani asked passengers about the facilities and fares. Talking to media, Provincial Minister said that after Malir Incident in which number of passenger lost precious lives, the transporters were given one month to follow the Motor Vehicle Ordinance 1965 and Motor Vehicle Rules 1969 and install emergency gates, first aid kit and fire tolls in public transport vehicles.
He said that after passing of one month a special campaign has been started by the transport department with the help of district administrations, motorway police, traffic police and district police throughout the province against the violators of motor vehicles rules from 13 February.
He said that during the campaign no one would be spared whether how powerful he is. To a question, he replied that action would also be taken against vehicles plying on the roads of Karachi city during the campaign.