Safety of road users N-5 North zone starts drive for online checking of route permits, fitness certificates

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Staff Reporter

In order to ensure safety of road users through eradication of mechanically unfit Transport Vehicles from National Highway, a campaign is launched for online checking of Route Permit/Fitness Certificates of PSVs/Transport Vehicles.

The move is undertaken on the special directions of the Inspector General, NHMP, Syed Kaleem Imam.

DIG N-5 North Zone, Wisal Fakhar Sultan in this regard held a coordination meeting with the participants from Public Service Transport Sector, NHA, concerned RTAs and members from Vehicle Inspection and Certification System, Punjab (VICS).

The relevant documents of all PSVs/Transport Vehicles plying in the jurisdiction of N-5 North Zone from Peshwar to Lahore (G.T Road) shall be checked at specified checking points and stern enforcement including heavy fines shall also be imposed against the delinquents.

The DIG N-5 North Zone, Wisal Fakhar Sultan said that the number of road crashes due to unfit Transport Vehicles are increasing day by day and this special campaign is initiated to decrease the ratio of road crashes through effective utilization of online database facilities provided by the concerned RTAs and VICS, Punjab.

He further intimated that the drivers of all PSVs/Transport Vehicles must ensure the pasting of valid Fitness Certificates on the windscreens of their vehicles on regular basis and this shall also ease up the checking process during this campaign.

The DIG further said that on special directions of the IG, NHMP, a mechanism has been evaluated for grant of compensation claims to the families of deceased and permanently disabled persons of road crashes that took place on the National Highway.

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