KARACHI: Several illegal bus depots in Karachi have been dismantled as part of a recent operation initiated by the transport department, following specific instructions from Sharjeel Inam Memon, the Sindh Minister of Information, Transport, and Mass Transit.
The targeted illegal bus stands, located at Taj Complex, Sadar, Rambo Centre, and Sagheer Hussain Shaheed Road, were effectively shut down.
As part of the operation, fines were imposed on transporters found charging extra fares during the Eid celebrations across various districts. The collected fines were subsequently returned to affected passengers.
The crackdown involved inspecting a total of 489 vehicles and taking necessary actions based on information provided by the passengers. Furthermore, similar operations were carried out in several other cities, including Hyderabad, Mirpur Khas, Benazirabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Thatta, Badin, Tharparkar, Umarkot, Sanghar, Nowshero Feroze, Ghotki, Khairpur, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, and Dadu.
Minister Sharjeel Memon emphasized that those who cause inconvenience to passengers will not be pardoned, while also assuring that the Sindh government remains dedicated to providing relief and assistance to the public. Secretary Transport Salim Rajput confirmed that the campaign against the collection of additional fares will persist even after Eid.