Balochistan Govt Starts Installation Of Tracker System In Buses
Faizan Hashmi 9 days ago Wed 17th February 2021 | 04:50 PM
An official of Balochistan government Wednesday said concerted efforts were being made to implement a life-saving project, aimed at installing tracking chips in public transport buses
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th Feb, 2021 ) :An official of Balochistan government Wednesday said concerted efforts were being made to implement a life-saving project, aimed at installing tracking chips in public transport buses.
The provincial government has planned to install tracking system in 116 buses running on Quetta-Karachi and Quetta-Chaman highway in the first phase of the project to monitor and check the movement of the buses, he said.
The installation of tracker device in buses running on national highways would also control over speeding and provide the data, said Zafar.
The government would be expanding the project across the province to save the human lives, he added.
The provincial transport department has also a plan to establish check post on main highways to ensure check and balance on public transport to control the violation of traffic rules in the province, Zafar added. A formal warning would be issued to those crossing speed limits and in case of repeat violation, their licenses would be canceled with busting of vehicles. Maximum speed limit across the province would be 90 kilometers per hour, he added.
The authority was taking strict action against public transporters, which were not having proper maintenance of vehicles. The authority has been seized around 70 local buses of low model and the owners of smoke-emitting vehicles were fined.
The transport department having no judicial power to issue challans to the violators however, he said that the Balochistan government was making a policy to authorize transport department to ensure strict enforcement as per the law.
He said the authority has been establishing regional office at Hub to ensure strict implementation of law and facilitate the masses.
Replying to a question, he said strict action was taken against the rickshaw drivers over no route permits, he said the authority would issue more rout permits to the transporters and rickshaw drivers. The government has created jobs in the transport department through different initiatives.