Unfit gas containers: Traffic police launch drive against violators

Campaign has been launched following the tragic incident in Gujrat.


APP May 29, 2013
The CTO said that special squads had been constituted to check public transport vehicles and during the campaign, extra CNG cylinders would be confiscated. DESIGN: FAIZAN DAWOOD

RAWALPINDI:


The City Traffic Police (CTP) Rawalpindi have launched a crackdown on public transport vehicles that carry unfit petrol or gas containers.


The drive has been launched following the tragic incident in Gujrat in which 19 school children and a teacher were burnt to death when a school van caught fire due to the explosion of the gas cylinder. The fire appeared to have started when the driver of the dual-fuel vehicle switched from CNG to petrol.



Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Rawalpindi Syed Ishtiaq Hussain Shah has ordered strict action against violators and registration of cases against them.

The CTO said that special squads had been constituted to check public transport vehicles and during the campaign, extra CNG cylinders would be confiscated. He said that if substandard petrol containers were found installed in vehicles, cases would be registered against owners and drivers as well.

He said that traffic police officers had also been directed to ensure that public transport vehicles do not carry petrol in bottles and did not use substandard cylinders.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 30th, 2013.

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