Crackdown on transporters fleecing passengers

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Staff Reporter

The Punjab government o Tuesday launched a crackdown on transporters involved in overcharging the passengers.

According to the Transport Department officials, following the chief minister’s directives, several transporters in different cities of Punjab including Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur, Multan and other were fined for overcharging the passengers.

More than Rs200,000 excessively charged from the passengers were returned in the province-wide crackdown, they added.

Similarly, a fine of Rs180,000 was imposed on various vehicles found flaunting the government orders.

Several passengers were warned over not having Covid-19 vaccination certificates along with them while travelling.

Earlier, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar had said that nobody will be allowed to fleece passengers on the occasion of Eidul Azha. He had directed the transport department to monitor transport fares.

He had also asked the Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners to monitor the transport fares and ensure that the passengers are not overcharged.

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