18,211 PSVs fined during current year

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By Uzma Zafar

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) has fined 18,211 public service vehicles involved in non-completion of routes, misbehavior with passengers and overloading.
“Strict action will be taken against those transporters violating traffic routes. The purpose is to provide better traffic facilities to the citizen,” said Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Mazhar Iqbal on Sunday while reviewing special report submitted by the Special Squads constituted for checking of route completion.
According to details ITP is utilizing all resources to facilitate the general public and not only issuing traffic violation tickets to the PSVs for over charging, misbehavior of driver/conductor and incompletion of route but also canceling the driving license of the PSVs drivers who found repeatedly involved in same violation.
He said that a total of 4759 trucks, 1841 buses, 2022 Suzuki pick-ups, 2061 passenger vans, 225 cabs and 2767 other Public Service vehicles have been fined during the ongoing year.
Following directions of IGP Islamabad Muhammad Ahsan Younis said, the SSP (Traffic) said that Special squads have already been constituted to check the route violation and Traffic Help Line (051-9261992,93 was established to resolve the public grievance well in time where every citizen can complain on the help line round the clock.