Night travel ban on public transporters soon

CHITRAL: The district administration has decided to ban night-time public transport from other parts of the country to Chitral and within Chitral to avoid accidents that have become frequent.

This was told to a delegation of social activists led by Mahmood Ahmad Saill during a meeting with the deputy commissioner Shahab Hamid Yousafzai on Thursday, says a press release.

The delegation visited the DC office to know the status regarding the management of transport Adas and the night traveling of passenger vehicles from Peshawar and Islamabad/Rawalpindi to Chitral. They were informed that the letter after approval from the commissioner had been forwarded to the secretary transport KP.

According to the DC, after the final approval proper and strong action will be taken against all the illegal Ada owners and night traveling to avoid accidents and people hurdles. He also appealed to the passengers to cooperate with the authorities in the implementation of laws, follow the rules and regulations issued by the district administration and inform authorities if anyone was found not following the orders.

The delegation requested Chief Minister Pervez Khattak to resolve the transportation problems and night traveling in the hilly and dangerous roads of Chitral. Chitrali passengers have complained of humiliation and fleecing by transporters in Peshawar and other parts of the country.

Besides, the transporters leave Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Islamabad in the evening and reach the tunnel in Dir side in the next morning to wait the opening of the tunnel after 5pm. Besides, there are no facilities of even seating, bathroom and drinking water in the makeshift Adas set up in different streets of Peshawar where the passengers especially women and the elderly face lots of hardship.

11 Replies to “Night travel ban on public transporters soon”

  1. Thank u sir .last year on eid holidays our van also had an accident at night4:00am in kolandi near upper dir.this is urz strong action …..

  2. The veracity of the decision is clear in the first paragraph “Deputy Commissioner Shahab Hamid Yousafzai has got approval from the commissioner of Malakand to shift all small bus stands in different parts of Peshawar to the main terminal and stop night traveling to Chitral”.
    Commisioner Malakand division giving approval for shifting of bus stands in Peshawar city! Some Chitralis will now thank Commissioner Mardan division! It can only happen with Chitralis.

  3. Indeed it is a very important issue raised by the higher authorities, it must have been done earlier any how it is a good step.

  4. Such decision have been taken many times in the past. LEt us see the effectiveness and implementation of the anitiatives

  5. Thank you Mr. Muhmood Ahmad Sail for your practical step to solving this burning issue and thanks to DC Chitral, Shahb Hameed Yousuzai for his prompt action. Our Social Activists, based Peshawar may pursue the case and materialize it and monitor its implementation,please.

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