KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui said that 144 vehicles have been fined and 9 vehicles impounded in relevant police stations as checking started in the city against usage of substandard, expired and not properly set CNG cylinders on Wednesday.
He said this while presiding a meeting at his office. Secretary Regional Transport Authority Ghazanfar Ali Qadri, Additional Commissioner Karachi One Muhammad Ali Khoso, Director Local Government Robina Asif and other relevant officers were also present on the occasion.
Commissioner told that Rs160400 fine was charged from the 144 vehicles. CNG, LNG and Oxygen cylinders of vehicles were removed and confiscated.
Ghazanfar told the meeting that along with concerned assistant commissioners, DSP traffic, HDIP technicians and regional transport staff checking was suddenly started and it would be continued. Strict checking was conducted to check usage of substandard and expired CNG cylinders in school vans and public transport and usage of CNG in oxygen cylinders.
“The owners of such vehicles were warned to remove those cylinders or face strict action and heavy fines under law and motor vehicle rules,” he said.
Shoaib directed that the checking of substandard and illegal CNG cylinders in school vans and public transport should be continued on daily basis, because, these cylinders are very risky for citizens.