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ARTO Kupwara Inspects Vehicles to Ensure Follow-up of SOPs, Enquire Over Overcharging of Passengers

Jahangir Lolabi

Kupwara, Sep 16 (GNS): A team of Transport Department on the directions of Assistant Registrar Transport Office (ARTO) Kupwara Wednesday conducted checking of vehicles plying on Kupwara-Lolab road.

An official privy to the checking party said that the step was taken as to ensure proper follow-up of SOPs including wearing of masks and distance maintained between the passengers in vehicles.

The team, as per the official, also enquired from passengers, “If any extra charges were levied from them?”

During the inspection, three vehicles were observed to be plying with “unauthorised route permits”, the official said adding “all of these permits were cancelled on the spot.”

The official has meanwhile asked the drivers to strictly adhere to SOPs and don’t levy any extra charges from the passengers and shun the practice of overloading.

Anyone found in contravention to the directions will be strictly dealt as per relevant sections of law, the official said.

The inspection, as per the official, was conducted under the supervision of Abdul Hameed assisted by Junior Assistant Jahangir Ahmad and other departmental staff on the directions of ARTO Kupwara.

Meanwhile the team, as per the official, will continue with its work in coming days as well.(GNS)

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