'Locally altered dumpers causing deaths, traffic issues in Sargodha'.

SARGODHA -- District Police Officer Muhammad Faisal Kamran said on Sunday that various measures had been taken to minimise the number of dumper-related accidents in Sargodha region.

Talking to reporter here, he said dumpers had been causing serious losses of human lives and properties for long time in the absence of a proper mechanism to avert such accidents. He said that he had paid special attention to the issue after taking over charge as the DPO and ordered stern action against the laws violators.

Faisal Kamran said that 121 people were hit to death by dumpers, mostly altered and modified locally, during the year 2022 in Sargodha division. However, in the ongoing year, the number of deaths was reduced due to solid and practical steps, taken by the administration. He said eight deaths had been reported in five months, which showed improvement in the situation. He said the police were striving to solve the dumper-related traffic issues and reduce the number of casualties across the division.

Traffic education in-charage, Muhammad Sajed Mehmood, told reporter that a survey revealed that dumper-trucks were being altered, modified, and in some cases even manufactured in the city and its suburban areas. Local mechanics are modifying/altering the loader-trucks without adopting prescribed procedures and using proper machinery, in violation of the rules and regulations. He said the...

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