Islamabad - The authorities have asked public service vehicle (PSV) owners in Islamabad, using CNG cylinders, to get CNG fitness certificate within 15 days.

According to a notice served on the transporters in Islamabad, it has come to the notice of the authorities that many of the public service vehicles are using CNG cylinders without fitness certificate from Motor Vehicle Examiner/Hydro Development Institute of Pakistan (HDIP). Moreover, the cylinders are mostly beneath the passenger seats which can lead to fatal accidents.

In view of the situation, the Secretary Islamabad Transport Authority has directed the transporters to get CNG fitness certificate approved from Motor Vehicle Examiner/HDIP within 15 days i.e. December 28, 2016 otherwise, strict legal action will be taken against the violators.

The local transporters providing commuting services to the public in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad have installed multiple cylinders in their vehicles — in some cases even beneath the passenger seats.

Two years back, the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration had initiated operation against public service vehicles carrying multiple CNG cylinders causing life threats to commuters but the practice is still going on that can lead to an untoward situation anytime.