ABBOTTABAD/CHARSADDA: Traffic police in Abbottabad will deploy around 400 personnel at different routes leading to tourist resorts to ensure smooth flow of traffic during Eid holidays.

SSP Tariq Mehmood Khan has also directed police to stop imposing fines on people at all tourist spots during Eid days so that visitors from other cities return with a good impression.

He said that additional personnel were deployed at Harno, Galiyat, Bariyan and other tourist spots to facilitate visitors. He said that leaves of traffic police were cancelled and office staff was also deployed along with other personnel on roads.

Facilitation camps have been set up at various places for convenience of tourists so that people coming from other cities do not face difficulties.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Khalid Iqbal has imposed Section 144 to ban firing in the air, one wheeling, overspending, use of pressure horns, swimming in Sajikot lake, boating without life jackets and operating of cable cars and chair lifts without fitness certificates.

In Charsadda, officials of district administration inspected various bus stands and took action against several owners of passenger vehicles for overcharging commuters and violating official fare list.

On the instructions of Deputy Commissioner Adnan Farid Afridi, assistant commissioners inspected various bus stands to provide relief to people leaving for different areas to celebrate Eidul Fitr with their near and dear ones.

The assistant commissioners also inspected more than 295 passenger vehicles on various roads and found that 91 of them violating official fare list.

They imposed a collective fine of Rs112,000 on the owners of vehicles for overcharging passengers. They also issued warnings to more than 30 owners of passenger vehicles.

According to the deputy commissioner, the district administration is leaving no stone unturned to provide relief to people with the arrival of Eidul Fitr.

He said that thousands of passengers went to their homes to celebrate Eid with their families so vehicles would be inspected on a daily basis at various places on roads and bus stands. He said that legal action was being taken against the violators of official fare list.

Published in Dawn, April 9th, 2024

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