KARACHI: On the special directives of Deputy Inspector General Traffic Karachi Dr Amir Ahmed Shaikh, at least 722 commercial vehicles in rundown condition have been challaned. 273 such vehicles were impounded and 28 drivers sent jail for up to five days during ongoing two-week drive initiated in the metropolis on September 23.
The commercial vehicles including buses, minibuses/coaches, trucks, dumpers and water tankers were fined on their rundown and dangerous condition who are posing risks for the lives of Karachiites, said DIG Amir.
He said unfit vehicles are causing traffic jams and they are behind the accidents occurring on different roads in the city.
Dr Amir said developed countries have proper procedure of issuing fitness certificate to vehicles which is mandatory for all type of vehicles to get valid certificate every year after proper inspection in registered garages.
He said they have impounded many vehicles which were in poor condition and should not be driven on the roads but sadly these rundown and road unfit vehicles had valid fitness certificates.
He said inspection garages must be registered under Sindh Transport Department to ensure the transparency while issuing the vehicle fitness certificates on merit.