Jammu and Kashmir State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) on Sunday appealed public not to board a public vehicle that is already full to capacity.

In a handout issued here, SDMA has appealed public in general and passengers, in particular, instead of boarding a vehicle that is already full to capacity, should wait for the next bus or taxi.

The official communiqué further informs that if a person sees any vehicle overloaded, he should immediately report the matter, either by calling or sending the picture with all the necessary details on designated numbers.

It is said that the sent photograph of the vehicle should be showing the overload, and should clearly be depicting vehicle registration number plate. Besides, the name of place and time should also be mentioned.

The photograph should be sent on Whatsapp numbers 9419993745 (TCU Ramban), 9419147732 (TCU Jammu), 9469807526 (TCU Srinagar). Or you may call on any of the following numbers: TCU Srinagar (01942450022, 2485396), TCU Jammu (01912459048), PCR Jammu 0191-2544581, 2542000, 2542001, 2560401, 1090, PCR Srinagar, 01942506504, EOC Srinagar 1070, SSP Traffic, Rural Kashmir (9419007686); SSP Traffic NHW (9419795568); Dy.SSP  Traffic Udhampur/Reasi (9419150589); Ramban (9419160806); Banihal (7006640663) and Dy.SP  Traffic, Kulgam/Qazigund (9697009080)

The SDMA assures that stringent action will be taken against the defaulter and your identity will be kept confidential.