PHP warns transporters of strict action on overloading

RAWALPINDI: The Punjab Highway Patrol (PHP) has launched a crackdown against overloaded vehicles which contribute to fatal accidents.

According to Punjab Highway Police spokesman, the campaign has been launched on the directive of Additional Inspector General of police.

The transporters have been warned of strict action on the violation, he said adding, vehicles of the violators would be impounded besides imposing heavy fines.

He said the overloaded heavy vehicles not only put the drivers at risk but the passengers and other road users as well.

He informed that the Punjab Highway Patrol police has been taking action in accordance with the law against the rules violators.

The campaign has been launched in collaboration with other allied departments.

The AIG had also directed the PHP to submit a report regarding action taken against the overloaded vehicles.

Meanwhile, Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Rawalpindi Rai Mazhar Iqbal said that there is a strict check on intercity passenger vehicles involved in overloading.

He informed that the entry of heavy vehicles (goods transport) was banned in the city and cantonment areas of Rawalpindi from 7 am to 11 pm.