Lahore: On the directions of Inspector General National Highways & Motorway Police Zafar Abbas Lac N-5 cetral zone launched a comprehensive campaign against overloading from 23 July in which so far 3619 vehicle have been impounded and off loaded to permissible per axle weight under National Highway Safety Ordinance 2000 beside imposing heavy fine to these vehicles.
DIG Rai Altaf Hussain expressed his satisfaction upon the progress of the campaign and directed the officers to continue their hard work for considerable reduction in the ratio of overloading. The officers have been asked to adopt zero tolerance policy against overloading in order to save the national asset in the form of national highways. DIG Rai Altaf Hussain said economic growth demands an adequate transport infrastructure but overloaded vehicles, especially freight vehicles, were damaging our roads, impacting negatively on economic growth of the country.
The DIG directed the officers to make all out efforts to make this campaign successful as damage to roads owing to overloading leads to higher maintenance and repair costs and shortens life of a road which burdens the state and law-abiding commuters who ultimately pay its cost.
Earlier a meeting was held with the transporters to impress upon them the hazards of overloading including accidents, deterioration of road infrastructure, hurdle in the flow of traffic etc. They were asked to load their vehicles as per permissible limit to save our national asset.