LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif yesterday inaugurated the first Vehicle ...
Vehicle Safety is not an option – it’s the Law
Government of Punjab in collaboration with Opus Inspection (Pvt) Ltd have taken a revolutionary step in the field of Road Safety and Environmental protection by introducing a modern and computerized Vehicle Inspection & Certification System (VICS) network. Under the system all Public Service Vehicles operating in Punjab will be regularly inspected for fitness and awarded a Fitness Certificate upon satisfaction that the vehicle is Safe to ply on public roads and highways and its noise and emission levels are within environmentally friendly limits.
Opus Inspection (Pvt) Ltd is establishing 39 VICS stations all across the province under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement with the Government of Punjab. VICS has been inaugurated by Honorable Chief Minister Punjab, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on 23rd July 2016.
Pakistan is country of 200 Million people which makes it the sixth most populous country in the world. Punjab alone accounts for about 100 Million people and is experiencing rapid urbanization. With increasing populations, economic development, and demand for transport, more and more vehicles are plying on the roads increasing the chances of road fatalities and injury due to mechanical failure. Further increase in vehicle population is also leading to deterioration of air quality and environment.
VICS will ensure that public service vehicles are regularly inspected for fitness and road worthiness thereby enabling delivery of safe transport vehicles to the public.
• Reduced Fatalities and Traffic related Injuries due to mechanical failure of Public Service Vehicles.
• Reduced Noise Pollution through controlled proactive vehicle inspections
• Promotion of Green Environment by controlling vehicular emissions
• Improved service delivery and transparency in vehicle inspections
• Increased citizen confidence in the transportation infrastructure
• Direct Foreign Investment
• Province-wide employment opportunities