The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has taken the decision of enforcing a weight limit on trucks travelling on the highways in the province. As per an official overloading on the provincial highway would be taken as illegal.
As per the law, every load carrying automobile could only carry a permissible amount of weight which is of up to 58 tonnes on the provincial highways.
The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has already changed the Motor Vehicle Rules 1969 back in 2014 and issued a new schedule for controlling the dangers introduced by overloading.
The details regarding the allowed load limit for the various type of automobiles is present in the form of sign-boards on all the provincial highways. The same law has been imposed on the National Highways by the National Highways Authority (NHA) which assists in keeping the national highways safe and sustained from any kind of collapse.
A weighing machine is installed on the Malang Baba by the Pakhtunkhwa Highways Authority (PKHA) for monitoring the load limit for various vehicles and the practise has unyielded that the vehicles used for carrying the building crushing material to other districts are being used for transporting loads manifolds of their allowed weight limit which is completely unlawful.
The crackdown operation has been initiated by the PHA along with the district administration, but, various heavy goods transporters tried to harm the activity performed by the Pakhtunkhwa Highways Authority.
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