KAMALIA-Both, the Toba district and Kamalia Tehsil Municipal Administration, have so far failed to establish a general bus stand in Kamalia city populated with more than 0.5 million individuals.

According to a survey conducted by this correspondent, it has been many years Kamalia was given the status of tehsil. The survey revelas that above 0.5 million residents of the tehsil have been lacking a bus stand since long.

Unavailability of the bus stand has been causing serious problems for people, especially for motorists as transporters park their vehicles on main roads. The practice causes traffic mess and road mishaps. A large number of people have been fallen prey to different road accidents occur due to unavailability of bus stand as the vehicles parked on main roads leave a very narrow way for motorists to travel.

During the survey, people told this correspondent that Kamalia Municipality charges millions of rupees from transporters in the name of parking fee and allow them fleece the passengers. They said that they had submitted numerous complaints to tehsil and district administration in past but to no avail. It seems as the administration has left people at the mercy of, what they called, greedy transporters.

They demanded Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif take notice of the situation and order the officials concerned to resolve the issue.

Steps to facilitate farmers enumerated

The process of counting cattle and distribution of Khidmat Cards under the “Maveshi Pal” scheme has been started here from November 16, said Deputy Director Livestock Dr Saleem.

Talking to media here the other day, he said that Khidmat Cards are being issued to cattle farmers to facilitate them in free medical treatment of their cattle, free medicine and vaccination. Cattle farmers would greatly be benefited from the scheme, he claimed. He urged the cattle farmers to cooperate with officials of the Livestock Department.

TRAFFIC RULES

Assistant Commissioner Hafiz Najeeb, during a meeting with transporters and traffic police officials, asked transporters to use refractors and fog lights on vehicles during the foggy season.

He also advised them to avoid rash driving and adhere to the traffic rules. He maintained that accidents can be avoided by adhering to the traffic laws. The AC also directed the traffic police officers to take action against violators of the traffic principles.