Op­er­a­tion against over­charg­ing launched

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES -

RAWALPINDI—City Traf­fic Po­lice (CTP) has launched a grand op­er­a­tion against trans­porters, over­charg­ing the pas­sen­gers par­tic­u­larly those who are go­ing to their home­towns to cel­e­brate Eid-ul-Fitr with the near and dear ones. Ac­cord­ing to Act­ing Chief Traf­fic Of­fi­cer (CTO) Iftikhar ul Haq, the trans­porters have been warned to avoid from over­charg­ing, oth­er­wise, strict ac­tion in ac­cor­dance with the law would be taken.

The public ser­vice ve­hi­cles found in­volved in over­charg­ing, over­load­ing and other se­vere vi­o­la­tions will be is­sued chal­lan slips and im­posed heavy fines. He said, as many as 653 public ser­vice ve­hi­cles found in­volved in over­charg­ing, over­load­ing and other se­vere vi­o­la­tions have been is­sued chal­lan slips and im­posed fines amount­ing to Rs 326,000. CTP also re­trieved thou­sands of ru­pees that were wrongly charged by the trans­porters and the amount was re­turned to the pas­sen­gers on the spot.

He said that spe­cial squads of city traf­fic po­lice were formed that were con­duct­ing raids and check­ing the over­charg­ing. The CTO di­rected the DSPs traf­fic, sec­tor in-charges and war­dens to per­form their role ef­fec­tively to check the over­charg­ing in public trans­port.

A spe­cial cell had also been es­tab­lished to re­ceive public com­plaints and peo­ple can lodge their com­plaints against over­charg­ing by trans­porters through helpline 1915 and 0519272616, he added.—APP

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