LAHORE - The National Highways & Motorway Police, Central Zone returned overcharged amount of Rs3.6 million to 22,301 passengers and imposed fine on violations to 8,438 vehicles during Eid vacations.

This was stated by DIG Mirza Faran Baig while making surprise checking of overcharging in buses on national highways near Thoker Niaz Baig, Lahore.

Similarly, Motorway Police imposed about Rs5.3 million as fine on public service vehicles and off-loaded 227 vehicles in the violations of overcharging and overloading.

The Motorway Police has initiated stern action against buses, coaches and other PSVs in Lahore, Manga Mandi, Pattoki, Sahiwal, Multan, Okara, Khanewal, Lodhran, Bahawalpur and Rahim Yar Khan, and other major cities on the complaints of overcharging and has taken all possible steps to reimburse extra fare to the passengers.

The police were also charged fine to the vehicles for overcharging as well other legal action. The passengers were also appreciated and prayed the NH&MP s initiative and stern action against overcharging. 

The citizens were also acknowledged the motorway police action against the public transport vehicles involved in overcharging. The passengers appreciated the NH&MP s initiative.

The performance of Motorway Police Help Line 130 was fabulous as they facilitated the thousands of passengers in distress and in the case of overcharging said by the civil society while observing the campaign by NH&MP.