The Environment Protection Department, along with traffic police, challaned 15 vehicles during the past 24 hours on charge of emitting excessive smoke. Environment Assistant Director Muhammad Arif Mehmood said on Tuesday that special teams had been constituted and ordered to take strict action against smoke-emitting vehicles.
He said that transporters had already been warned against plying faulty and excessive smoke-emitting vehicles during winter. Later, the teams checked 67 vehicles at GTS Chowk and found 15 vehicles emitting excessive smoke.
A total of Rs7,950 worth of fines were imposed on the violators, he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 25th, 2020.
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