A ban has been imposed by Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) on CNG/LPG cylinders usage in all public transport and school vans.
The authority has asked the provinces and the IG Motorway Police to take action against the cars using gas cylinders, as announced in a notification. Under the motor vehicle rule 199, there will be the immediate implementation of the orders.
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An operation has been ordered by OGRA to remove the gas cylinders from public transport and school vans. It has been requested by Punjab Transport Department to impose the ban.
Due to gas cylinders, fire accidents in public transport and school vans have increased in the past few months. Every public service vehicle plying on the roads cannot be checked by the transport department.
OGRA has been asked by the provincial government to impose a ban on gas cylinder usage in public transport and school vans.
The notification said, “In order to ensure the safety of passengers and to avoid unpleasant incidents/ accidents this authority hereby conveys its concurrence to the request of banning CNG/LPG cylinders in public service vehicles.”