In a decisive move to combat the rising menace of smog, Commissioner Rawalpindi Division, Liaqat Ali Chatta, declared that no vehicle would be permitted on the road without a No Objection Certificate (NOC) of engine checking from the Vehicle Inspection and Certification System (VICS) Punjab. The announcement came during his visit to various areas of the city to assess the preparations made for smog control.
Vehicle NOC for Smog Control
Commissioner Chatta emphasized that ensuring a hygienic environment for residents is the district government’s responsibility, and any negligence in this regard would not be tolerated. As part of the anti-smog initiative, the Rawalpindi Waste Management Company (RWMC) has launched a campaign to combat smog by washing Murree Road late at night.
All city roads are set to undergo thorough washing and cleaning to eliminate dust, identified as a major contributor to smog formation, according to Commissioner Liaqat. He urged residents to play their part by ensuring the spraying of water to control dust, advocating the use of masks and glasses. Commissioner Chatta stressed the significance of promoting tree plantation as a vital measure to combat smog and environmental pollution.
During his inspection, Commissioner Liaqat Ali Chatta visited the smog awareness camp organized by the RWMC. He announced that key areas including 6th Road, Liaqat Road, and Fawara Chowk would undergo washing tonight as part of the ongoing efforts.
Commissioner Chatta urged residents to responsibly dispose of garbage in designated bins across each Union Council of the city. He called for cooperation with RWMC staff to contribute to maintaining cleanliness in the city and collectively combat the challenges posed by smog.