367 PS vehicles impounded

Rawalpindi—Regional Transport Authority (RTA) Rawalpindi has been attempting to bring the hammer down on overcharging, with surprise checks at bus stands while 367 Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) were impounded and 1546 were fined for overcharging, overloading and other violations during February.
Secretary, Regional Transport Authority (RTA), Owais Manzoor Tarar, talking to APP informed that RTA teams conducted raids and those found indulged in overcharging and overloading were fined and the vehicles were also impounded.
He said that a number of the affected passengers were also compensated during the period. He said, RTA squads constituted to check and prevent overcharging by the transporters checked thousands of PSVs during February and imposed fines on the rules violators. Mobile squads are also performing duties at different public transport terminals, including Soan Adda, Pirwadhai Bus Stand and Peshawar Road to facilitate the people.
He informed that special teams were formed for checking fare violations and the authority was keeping a check on transporters plying on inter-city and urban routes.
The teams are visiting all terminals to avoid different kinds of violations. The passengers should note the number of bus/wagon in case of over-charging, misbehaving etc.—APP

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