The excessive environmental pollution and traffic jams caused the Lahore High Court to impose heavy fines on wrong parking and home car washers. LHC has ordered to impose a fine of 5000 rupees for wrong parking to maintain traffic control. Additionally, a fine of 3000PKR will be imposed on people for washing cars at home.
Both issues are serious and have affected badly human lives and the environment in Pakistan. So, the Lahore High Court came into action to impose heavy fines on wrong parking and home car washers.
#LahoreHighCourt's latest ruling: Starting now, #parking in the wrong spot will cost you Rs5,000, and washing cars at home comes with a Rs3,000 fine.#LHC #TrafficRules #Lahore #TrafficFines #SamaaTV @ArshadAliUmar pic.twitter.com/LNB1xEXwZH— SAMAA TV (@SAMAATV) October 5, 2023
Washing cars at home is one of the most environmentally harmful acts. Washing the car at home means you are inviting all dirt, pollutants, soap chemicals, and exhaust fume residue into your home, its surroundings, and the atmosphere. It badly damages the environment by injecting pollutants into water and air. A commercial car wash is a better option for the environment as they have a proper sewer system to drain the wastewater from washing cars.
Another factor that contributes to environmental pollution is construction projects. LHC also expressed displeasure to LDA (Lahore Development Authority) over the matter of ongoing construction projects. These projects have a direct link with environmental pollution. The equipment used in construction projects runs for a long time and pollutes the environment.
Smog is the major type of environmental pollution that Pakistanis face every year. The court stated that it is necessary to be prepared six months before the smog season. As, Pakistan faces severe smog effects in the winter months, especially November and December.
On the other hand, wrong parking has extremely disrupted the normal traffic flow. It not only creates a problem for pedestrians but also results in a traffic jam on roads. It is particularly a major headache in urban areas.
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