Rawalpindi - The City Traffic Police (CTP) launched a grand operation against charging extra fares from passengers by drivers and conductors of private public transport. “

As many as 342 public transport vehicles have been issued fine tickets while Rs1,71,000 were collected as fine. Similarly, the CTP has also took back the extra fare from the public transporters and returned to the passengers,” informed CTP spokesman Wajid Satti on yesterday.

He said that following the orders of Chief Traffic Officer Shoiab Khurram Janbaz, who was receiving various public complaints regarding overcharging on various routes in the city, a grand operation was launched against the private public transporters and a total of 342 transporters were given fine tickets. He added that CTP collected Rs1,71,000 fine besides returning the extra fare to the passengers that charged by the transporters. Talking to media men, CTO/SSP Shoaib Khurram Janbaz said that a special squad has been constituted which was taking action against those public transporters who were charging extra fares from passengers on different routes.

He advised the passengers traveling in the public transport to lodge their complaints against overcharging by the transporters on the telephone number 051-9272616 and Murree Helpline 051-9269200/CTP Helpline 1915 so that prompt action could be taken against the guilty transporters.