KNS Impact: Traffic Deptt. conducts intensive checking of vehicles on various Handwara routes

Raja Akber/Tariq Rather

Handwara, Aug 27 (KNS): Motor Vehicle department Kupwara on Thursday goes tough against the drivers who were charging extra fair on various routes of Handwara town in North Kashmir after KNS published a story regarding the fair hike.

ARTO Kupwara Mukhtar Ahmad several complaisant were received from Handwara town that passengers are being charged extra and on Thursday a team of traffic officials carried check points in various routes of Handwara and drivers who were violating the government order were challaned on spot.

During the checking, teams recovered huge amount of fine from the violators for defying the covid protocols issued in view of the ongoing pandemic from time to time to keep the deadly virus away, the official said

He said that the teams were led by Sub Inspector, Mohammad Shafi who also requested the general public to follow the guidelines issued by medical authorizes and government in view of the pandemic and directed the drivers to follow the covid protocol in letter and spirit or else be ready or stern action for any sort of breach that would leave anyone in worrying situation.

Mohammad Shafi sought the cooperation of general public and transporters in making the adherence of covid protocols a reality to defeat the deadly virus.
Meanwhile, ARTO Kupwara said the checking of vehicles would continue in coming days. (KNS)

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