Traffic police charge over Rs 75m fine in two-months

KARACHI: Karachi Traffic Police had charged Rs 75,300,000 in terms of 277,445 challans while 209 drivers were arrested and 5,888 vehicles were seized by the department over violating traffic rules during first two months of 2014.

This was informed in a report presented to Additional Inspector General of Traffic Police, Ghulam Qadir Thebo, during a briefing on two-month report on special campaign carried out by traffic police in East, West, South, Central and Malir zones.

The report stated that figures given by DIG Traffic Karachi Arif Hanif that during a campaign against substandard CNG cylinders in school vans, the police seized 933 school vans and charged Rs 466,500 in terms of challans. Moreover, fitness certificates of 2399 passenger vans were cancelled due to their vehicles’ condition.

It stated that 3825 passenger vans were issued challans and 150 were seized for carrying passengers on their rooftops. The report said that 1212 vehicles were issued challans for using pressure horns while 60 horns were also seized during the process.

It further said that the police also issued challans to 23,042 motorcyclists for not using helmets while 5500 vehicle owners were challaned for parking their vehicles in no-parking zones.

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