Operation against overcharging launched
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