Friday, May 27, 2011

CNG-run transport vehicles: Court moved for separate fare lists

A human rights organisation on Friday moved the Peshawar High Court seeking cut in fare charged by the CNG operated public transport vehicles.

In this regard a writ petition was filed by the Human Rights Commission South Asia through its representative for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa/Fata, Advocate Abdus Samad Khan Marwat.

The respondents in the petition are: Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through secretary transport; chairman, Provincial Transport Authority (PTA); and secretary PTA.

The petitioner requested the high court to issue directives to ensure boarding of 15 persons in Toyota Hiace van as per its specifications.

Furthermore, he prayed to direct the respondents to formulate qualitative standard and proper precautionary measures for the CNG operated vehicles for securing the lives of passengers.

The petitioner stated that four types of public transport vehicles were being run on different routes in the province by the transporters duly permitted by the PTA and Regional Transport Authority including: Coasters/mini buses; air-conditioned buses/mini buses; ordinary buses; and, luxury buses.

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