Ibrahim Hasan Murad issued 30-day ultimatum to drivers.
Crackdown will be done against illegal motorcycle and loader.
Rickshaws not approved by department will be banned in big cities.
LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to impose a ban on unregistered motorcycle rickshaws, better known as Qingqi (Chingchi) rickshaws across the province in phases.
Punjab’s Caretaker Minister for Transport, Ibrahim Hasan Murad has issued a 30-day warning to Qingqi rickshaws. Crackdown will be done against illegal motorcycle and loader rickshaw makers.
He said that rickshaws not approved by the transport department will be banned in big cities first, in the second phase they will be banned in small towns and rural areas.
The provincial minister said that there will be a ban on the manufacturing of Ching Chi rickshaws, along with the registration of rickshaws, and the manufacturing companies will be regularized.
On the other hand, the air pollution in Punjab could not be reduced, Lahore remains the top among the most polluted cities in the world, while Karachi’s air is also polluted.
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Earlier, Chief Secretary Punjab, Zahid Akhtar Zaman, has announced the closure of manufacturing and sale of new Qingqis rickshaws in Lahore .
Addressing the media, Zaman highlighted the imperative need to scrutinize the root causes of smog and unveiled collaborative efforts with the World Bank to combat this pressing environmental challenge.