KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui on Monday said a special team working under the supervision of Secretary Regional Transport Authority Manshad Ali had charged Rs 14.9 million fine and made 62,340 challans in three months for violation of traffic rules in the city.
“The fines were charged for violation of different traffic rules including usage of substandard CNG cylinders, violation of route permits, driving on wrong way and not following traffic signals,” he said during a meeting with the secretary at his office. Additional Commissioner-I Karachi Muhammad Aslam Khoso and other relevant officers were also present on the occasion.
The secretary said that in three months, Rs 292,500 were charged from 1105 challans in district central, Rs6,895,930 from 2,6795 challans in district east, Rs5,781,310 from 2,1478 challans in district west, Rs1,511,754 from 2,037 challans in district Malir, Rs354,700 from 9,565 challans in district south and Rs360,900 from 1,360 challans in district Korangi.
The commissioner said that there was nothing more important than the human lives and it was necessary to save human lives and properties. He said it was also a responsibility of citizens to obey traffic rules and youth should avoid one-wheeling.
Siddiqui directed the secretary to make the drive against traffic rules’ violation more effective and take strict action against the drivers involved in repeated violation.