Vehicle fitness check to be outsourced


KARACHI: Sindh Transport Department’s Secretary Taha Farooqui has said that the project of Sindh government to issue fitness certificates to vehicles will be outsourced to a private firm as government lacks expertise in this field.

He said the traffic signals should be installed to end traffic jams on urgent basis. He said Sindh Transport Department has been given another responsibility to check the vehicle fitness and issue fitness certificates since December 2014. He said we have planned to work on this project thorough public-private partnership as we lack the required expertise.

Talking to media, he said his department wants to ensure safe and secure public transport for commuters.

Sindh Urban Transportation Project for vehicle fitness will be given to a private company to implement the rules and regulation issued by Oil & Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) and Supreme Court directives in this regard as there is no any proper institute to check vehicle fitness in Pakistan.