MANSEHRA: The tehsil administration has ordered legal action against the transporters overcharging the commuters by defying the order of charging reduced fares after the significant decreases in the petroleum products’ prices.
During a meeting of the Consumer Protection Council, Deputy Commissioner Amir Khattak issued the orders. It was held at the district council hall here with the presence of CPC chairman Shahjahan Khan Swati, its members, district police officer Ijaz Khan and Assistant Commissioner Qasim Ali Khan.
Though the government had significantly reduced oil prices by Rs19 per litre, the urban transport and cabbies had not decreased fares accordingly, the meeting was told.
The CPC chairman said, “The transporters and businessmen enjoying the relief because of the cut in petroleum prices would not reduce the fares and prices until the police will launch a crackdown on them.” He said that in past CPC had played an important role in bringing down the prices of CNG when the owners increased its prices by their own. He said that the police should take to task those people who had not been passing the relief to consumers.
The DC on the occasion said that nobody was above law and warned that if transporters and those who enjoyed the benefit of reduction in rates of petroleum products didn’t decrease the prices of goods, action would be taken against them.