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Fines and confiscation of smoke emitting vehicles in Punjab

25 Nov 2021   252
Fines and confiscation of smoke emitting vehicles in Punjab

Fines and confiscation of smoke emitting vehicles in Punjab

Heavy smog and air pollution has created an alarming situation in Punjab and especially in Lahore. During previous weeks the environment of Lahore became unsafe for health and it is also claimed that it will be more dangerous in coming months. Even the Lahore has been declared as the most polluted city in the world.

Transport Authority Campaign Against Violations

To control the situation, the administration has started to take strict actions and announced to charge the fines on violations of the traffic rules. According to news, the Punjab Transport Company PTC has started another campaign to come up with smog in the province and Lahore city.

According to details, the PTC has started to fine the heavy vehicles which are discharging heavy smoke on the roads. The PTC Enforcement Wing has put the penalty to total 9,747 public transport vehicles on the violations of environmental protection laws.

The PTC has also seized the 2005 vehicles and taken to nearby police stations. Warnings have also been issued to 1938 vehicles. According to reports, total 2.19 million Rs fine has been imposed on the drivers for violating the rules.

Action Plan of Punjab Govt

Punjab Government has announced the anti-air pollution SOPs to curb with the worse air pollution in Lahore. SOPs against air pollution in Lahore are given below.

• Strict action should be taken against those who burn crop residues and garbage.
• Vehicles causing environmental pollution in the city were confiscated.
• Installation of smoke control devices on all vehicles
• Prohibition on sale of substandard fuel
• Strict action against negligence and illegal parking
• Strict action against underage drivers
• Strictly check your driving license.
• Strict action against pedestrians
• Daily anti-encroachment operation in the city
• Closure of factories operating without scrubbers
• Closure of obsolete brick kilns
• Strict action against tire, rubber and plastic burning industrial units

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