The court had ordered Lahore Development Authority (LDA) and WASA to ban washing cars with a pipe as service stations while the citizens were also restricted to use a pipe to wash cars.
WASA MD Syed Zahid Aziz said that the challan has been kept low initially. However, the suggestion to increase the amount of the challan is under consideration.
In house if need to wash the car, water tub should be used, under new law.
Note here that Last year in December, Lahore High Court (LHC) had imposed a ban on washing cars with hosepipes across the province of Punjab. The step was taken to conserve water, which is wasted in large quantities while washing the cars through pipes.
This ban resulted in the closure of many service stations as the majority of them did not have any proper recycling system.
It is imperative to mention here that previously WASA Lahore increased the penalty imposed on washing cars through pipes from PKR 1,000 to PKR 2,000 per offense; however, the challan issued is of PKR 5,000. And once we hear from WASA, we will update you guys accordingly.
Via: web desk