NH & MP launcheds campaign to check overcharging
LAHORE—The National Highways & Motorway Police (NH&MP) Central Zone have launched a campaign to check violations of overcharging and overloading in public service vehicle on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr.
DIG Mirza Faran Baig said this during a surprise checking of overcharging in buses on national highways near Thoker Niaz Baig, here on Saturday. The police returned the overcharged amount to passengers and imposed fine on violators.
Baig directed the patrolling officers to strictly enforce laws about overcharging and overloading. No overloaded public service vehicles should be al- lowed to ply on highways, he added.
The DIG directed the sector and beat commanders to personally supervise the patrolling officers and conduct meetings with transporter associations regarding overcharging and overloading. The coordination will also be made with the Reginal Transport Authority secretary for proper enforcement of traffic laws.
It was reported earlier that that National Highways & Motorway Police (NH&MP) launched ‘Public Friendly Soft Policing Campaign’ under which the Motorway Police authorities has directed all zonal officers to distribute ‘Iftar’ packets containing juices, biscuits, dates, flowers and Eid greeting pamphlets among the commuters at all Toll Plaza’s of national highways and motorways.
All dignitaries were present on roads to supervise the campaign. Special duties and extra patrolling vehicles have been deployed to lend maximum help to commuters in light of Eid rush and to respond quickly to calls made on the motorway helpline. The officers were asked to check overloading and overcharging by public service vehicles and to ensure passenger safety. The IG also urged the officers to treat commuters with respect, exchange Eid greetings and to be lenient against minor violations.—APP