Lahore: On the direction of IG, NH & MP Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema , Central zone have adopted the special arrangements of Eid for the safety & security of the road users said by DIG Mirza Shakil Ahmad while making surprise checking of buses on national highways near Lahore. SSP Mirza Faran Baig was also present on the occasion .
DIG Mirza Shakil Ahmad directed the officers to have a prompt response to the stranded road users and also give a prompt reply to the callers of 130 NH&MP Helpline. He directed to the officers to have an eye on criminals so that the people would have a safe journey during Eid days.
DIG Mirza Shakil Ahmad further said that IG Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema have strict directives on the eve of Eid no transporter would be allowed to overcharge from passengers and if anyone is overcharged, motorway police would make it possible to return the overcharge money to passenger from driver. He said that these vehicles would also be fined and alongwith impounding the vehicle. The DIG NH&MP was informed that hundreds of public transport vehicles committing the offences of overcharging have challaned and the overcharged amount returned to passengers. On the eve of Eid, NH&MP distributed road safety handbills and gifts to families and children on all toll plazas of motorways and highways.