ISLAMABAD-Special campaign will be launched against mechanically unfit vehicles and they will not be allowed to enter on motorways and highways in a bid to avoid road accidents.
These views were expressed by Inspector General, National Highways & Motorways, Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema while chairing operational meeting here on Thursday.
All Zonal Commanders including DIG A.D Khawaja, DIG Wajid Zia, DIG Wisal Fakhar Sultan, DIG Helena Iqbal Saeed, DIG Ehsan Sadiq, DIG Zubair Hashmi and all SSsP participated in the meeting. The officers of remote formations joined the meeting through video link.
The Inspector General said that passenger overloading in PSVs would not be tolerated in any case and those who carry passengers on the roof tops of the vehicles would be dealt strictly as per law. He directed all the officers that safety of commuters must be ensured during the holy month of Ramazan as
well as on the Eid.
Accident analysis of last six months revealed that drowsiness, brake failure and tyre bursting were the cause of many serious accidents on highways and motorways.
The Inspector General directed all zonal commanders to initiate all-out efforts to control such accidents and launch special briefing campaigns to sensitize road users in this respect. He directed the Commandant NH&MP Training College to ensure training quality at par with international
On this occasion DIG Motorways briefed that on the directions of IG NH&MP, strict action, against habitual offenders of traffic laws was initiated. In the same vein, NH&MP has banned entry of another 50 vehicles including seven buses, 12 wagons, four coasters and 27 trucks/trailers on the motorways for
the period of 15 days. These vehicles either violated speed limit or lane discipline more than five times.
At the end of the meeting, Inspector General thanked the HEC for their cooperation.