Transporters fined in Peshawar
PESHAWAR: Dozens of public transporters were heavily fined on Thursday for overcharging in Peshawar. An official of the transport department said some 40 drivers of Ford Wagons had been fined for charging from Rs2 to Rs5 extra from passengers on the route from general bus stand to Karkhano Market.
The action, he said, had been taken following complaints from passengers, adding, the main sufferers were employees of different government and private organisations.
Secretary, Regional Transport Authority, Naseem Bacha, when contacted, said each vehicle had been fined Rs600 for overcharging and accommodating male passengers in the female compartments.