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Driver arrested for overloading in bus

02:55 AM Jan 12, 2024 IST | M M PARVAIZ
driver arrested for overloading in bus
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Ramban, Jan 11: Traffic police National Highway Ramban impounded an overloaded passenger bus and arrested its driver for endangering the lives of passengers on Srinagar- Jammu National Highway on Thursday.

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Official sources said DSP Traffic Police National Highway Iftikhar Ahmed and DTI, Ramban traffic intercepted a Jammu-bound passenger Bus bearing registration number JK02 BJ- 3671. The overloaded bus was carrying 58 passengers against the allotted seating capacity of 38 passengers from Ramban to Jammu illegally and in contravention of the Motor Vehicle Act.

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They said the driver of the bus identified as Noor Alahi son of Chiragdin was arrested for endangering human lives.

They said the vehicle (bus) was impounded on the spot.

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A case, FIR Number 12 of 2024 under sections 336 IPC & 194 Motor Vehicle Act was registered at Police Station Chanderkote, Senior Superintendent of Traffic Police National Highway Ramban, Rohit Baskotra said.

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Besides stringent action against Motor Vehicle Act Violators in the year 2023, the Traffic Police National Highway will continue its drive in the year 2024. He said 2517 vehicles had been Challaned for different Motor Vehicles Act Violations in the first ten days. He said recommendations were made for the suspension of six Registration Certificates (RCs) of vehicles for contravention of the Motor Vehicle Act. Besides lists of violators who have been published in newspapers whose traffic violation challans are pending in different courts, people are requested to clear the same immediately otherwise the next course of action will be initiated.

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