National Highways Motorway Police DIG (North Zone) Abbas Ahsan has said that stern action would be taken against overcharging and overloading by the transporter on Eidul Fitr, says a press release.
DIG directed all SSPs, DSPs, operations officers and field staff of (North Zone) to check over charging and overloading of passengers in PSVs especially during Eid days. The checking will be carried out surprisingly at different places. He said that the checking will be carried out surprisingly at different places.
“On spot strict action including returning of overcharged fare should be taken against the delinquent transporters including heavy penalties. Warning banners/streamers containing the messages avoiding overcharging and overloading would be erected at different places. He said as most of the people travel through National Highways to visit their native homes to celebrate Eidul Fitr, transporters charge extra fare from the passengers and misbehave with them.
“Moreover, the tendency of overloading of passengers and goods by the transporters to earn more is also observed during the Eid vacations,” he added. DIG added that passengers should cooperate with Motorway Police and inform on Help Line 130 if any transporter charge extra fare or misbehave with them.
DIG informed that 12 special squads would be deployed to counter the miscreants and to control crime during Eidul Fitr vacations. One squad will serve in each beat, as most of the people carry valuables while travelling on GT Road. At the end DIG directed that free flow of traffic would be ensured so that road users reach their native homes safely to commemorate this holly event with their loving ones.