Action against smoke-emitting vehicles continues

By Bureau report
December 05, 2023

PESHAWAR: A total of 14,224 vehicles underwent smoke emission tests during the ongoing crackdown launched in November by the Transport Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Around 7,884 vehicles successfully passed the smoke emission test and were issued certificates while 6,340 vehicles were penalized through challans. The department emphasized the importance of compliance, issuing orders for vehicle owners to obtain certificates within a week to ensure adherence to emission standards.

This image shows a vehicle emitting smoke as KP officials stand and observe on November 6, 2023. — Facebook/Environmental Protection Agency Govt of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The Vehicle Emission Testing Station (VETS) Peshawar, in its monthly report, said that Peshawar district witnessed checks on 5,315 vehicles, with 2,264 vehicles passing the test and 3,050 drivers received challans for excessive smoke emissions.

Similar efforts were made across various districts, including Swat, Malakand, Dera Ismail Khan, Abbottabad, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu, and Mansehra. The comprehensive inspections resulted in a significant number of vehicles passing the emission tests, while those failing to

meet the standards, faced penalties.