KARACHI: Karachi Port Trust (KPT) has asked terminal operators to ensure implementation of Axle Load Regime.
In this regard the KPT sent letters to: Pakistan International Container Terminal, East Wharf; M/s. South Asia Pakistan Terminal Limited, South Wharf; Karachi International Container Terminal, West Wharf.
The KPT informed the terminal operators that the ministry of commerce had amended in axel load regime, which should be implemented in its true letter and spirit.
The ministry of commerce on January 15, 2020 issued notification on subject of implementation of Axle Load Regime on national highways and motorways.
The notification said that implementation of Axle Load Regime on the National Highways and Motorways should be implemented as per provision of the relevant clauses of NHSO-2000. “However, penal provisions contained in Section 75(1) of the NHSO-2000 will be triggered once the weight of transport/goods vehicle exceeds 15 percent of the load prescribed in the Sixth Schedule.”