Crackdown against taxis, rickshaws without meters announced


Traffic authorities Thursday announced another drive in collaboration with Sindh Transport Department against taxis and rickshaws drivers with no meters and involved in overcharging commuters in the city.

It would be mandatory for all taxis to ensure installation of taximeters from Friday that commuters could be fairly charged as per their meters’ reading, said DIG Traffic Karachi Dr Amir Ahmed Shaikh.

Talking to PPI, the DIG said they had already written an official letter to Sindh Transport Department Secretary Taha Farooqui to issue taximeters and rickshaw meters to all vehicles so that these vehicles could be stopped from overcharging Karachiities.

Dr Amir said in the first phase action would be taken against taxis running without meters and overcharging public.

It was also said that some vehicles have taximeters and when they are asked to start, they refuse by saying that their meters are faulty.

He said there is dire need to take action against those illegal vehicles in the city as every morning commuters are seen fighting with taxi drivers on fare charges.

The DIG said there is a rule for taxi drivers to charge commuters as per the fare list issued by Sindh Transport Department but they are seen violating the rule. He said he had directed officials to take stern action against them as per the law.