All set for crackdown on CNG-filled school vans

KARACHI: A training session of traffic police to check CNG cylinders fitted in school vans and other vehicles will be organized by Karachi Traffic Police Department in collaborations with Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan (HDIP) in Saleem Vahidy Auditorium at Clifton Traffic Licenses & Training Office on August 30, 2015.

Talking to PPI, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Traffic Karachi, Dr Amir Ahmed Shaikh, said that Karachi Traffic Police is committed to launch a full-fledged action against CNG vans’s drivers who are commuting schoolchildren in the city from September 4, 2015.

He said a meeting in this regard also been called with all SSPs, DSPs, SOs and enforcement officials on Sunday at Clifton Licensing Office. The meeting would review the planning and development of action against negligent CNG School vans’ drivers who are not following the rules and regulations despite issuance of warning to them by his department.

It may be noted that on the request of Private School Management Association, DIG Dr Amir had postponed the drive against CNG School Vans till the September 4. The drive was against the CNG School Vans to abide them to follow rules and regulation removing its CNG cylinders and run their vehicles either on petrol or diesel along with one an attendant to take care of the schoolchildren.

Amir said the untested and expired cylinders are like ticking bombs attached to vehicles so no one would be allowed to play with lives of Schoolchildren in the city at any cost.