Implementation on Axle load control being ensured: Siddiqui

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Committee formed to solve raising issues,

Islamabad: (Parliament Times)     Federal Secretary for Communications Mr. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui on Wednesday presided over a high level meeting at National Highway Authority regional office Karachi where in matters relating to implementation of Axle Load control on Motorways and National Highways were reviewed in detail.

NHA’s Member South Zone Syed Shabbir Ali Shah, General Manager Sindh-South Mr. Sami-ur-Rehman, DIG Motorway Police Mr. Saleem Ahmed, FWO representative Col. Mussarat Awan and representatives of Transport organizations in Sindh participated in the meeting.

On this occasion Mr. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui said, transport sector is playing vital role in development of trade & industries and country’s economy as well. He said, heavy amounts are spent on construction and then on maintenance of motorways and national highways and that their protection from bad effects of overloading is our joint obligation. He said, overloaded vehicles are not allowed to travel on motorways and national highways from June 01, 2019 and this decision is being implemented effectively. As a result he said, travelling is becoming safe and sound. This will ultimately help control accidents on motorways and highways. In order to solve the issues being raised due to implementation of axle load control, weekly meeting on each Tuesday will be held with the representatives of the transport organizations so that ongoing process of controlling overloaded vehicles could be furthered successfully, he added.

To this effect, a committee headed by NHA Member South Zone Syed Shabbir Ali Shah has also been formed that will review advancement relating to Axle load control on daily basis.