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Bauchi task force impounds 50 commercial vehicles for illegal loading of passengers


Bauchi task force impounds 50 commercial vehicles for illegal loading of passengers

By Ahmed Ahmed

The Chairman Bauchi state taskforce for removal of illegal motor parks, Alhaji Baba Gamawa said 50 commercial vehicles were impounded for loading and off- loading of passengers at illegal motor parks in the state

Speaking after the enforcement exercise, Gamawa told journalists that the removal and impounding of vehicles followed the expiration of a directive to illegal motor parks in the State capital Bauchi.

He said 50 commercial vehicles were impounded from illegal motor parks found loading passengers at different ilegal motor parks located in the state capital.

“The owners of the impounded vehicles would pay N20,000 fine before collecting back their vehicles.

“The committee have sensitized them enough on the enforcement of the order and illegal parking and loading of passengers.

“We also educate the leaders of National Union of Roads Transport workers, Road Transport Employers of Nigeria (RTEAN) among others,” He said

Gamawa said the taskforce is working with relevant departments and security agencies to rid the city of impediments to traffic in the state.

He noted that there was substantial compliance with some of the illegal motor parks. Adding that alternative parks were allocated to all the routes in the state.

The Chairman task force however, appealed to commercial drivers to avoid packing and loading passengers at the illegal motor parks.

He warned that the refusal to comply with the order, especially on the issue of loading passengers on the highway and in illegal motor parks will attract the wrath of law enforcement officers.

The Chairman, RTEAN Bauchi Mohammmed Abdullahi decried a situation where cars parked indiscriminately to load or drop passengers on the roads in the city painted the state in a very bad light.

He appealed to the motorists to abide by the law and bring sanity into transportation business and decongest traffics in the state.

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