ISLAMABAD: The National Highway Authority on Saturday banned entry of vehicles, run on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuel, on the motorways.
In a press release, the highway authority made an announcement in this regard. It said through the latest move, aimed at ensuring the safety of passengers, all such vehicles were restricted from travelling on the motorways.
Senior Superintendent (SP) Motorways said the rising cases of cylinder explosions had claimed several lives. “The decision has been taken to minimize the risk of any mishap,” he said.
Earlier this week, the government had banned the use of CNG and LPG in all public service vehicles across the country. The IG Motorway police was also directed to launch a crackdown on passenger vehicles using gas cylinders.
The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) had asked the provincial governments and IG Motorway Police to remove CNG and LPG cylinders from passenger and school vans.
It may be noted that people normally do not get proper inspection of cylinders done, which causes accidents. These cylinders in school vans also puts lives of school-going kids at stake.