RAWALPINDI – Operation will be launched against two stroke rickshaws from February 11 in Rawalpindi city being prime source of environmental pollution. As many as 4000 two stroke registered rickshaws are plying on the roads of Rawalpindi city in utter defiance of anti environmental pollution norms. Manufacturing of these rickshaws was stopped from January 2007 while Punjab government had imposed full ban on these rickshaws from 2007. Taking notice of plying of these rickshaws on the roads of Rawalpindi city, government has again issued directives to district government on January 31, 2013 to take action against them. As per these directives, MMPI, TSI and MVE under secretary RTA, Owais Manzoor Tarar will start operation against the two stroke rickshaws from Monday to ensure suspension of their movement on the roads. As per experts 60 to 70 percent environmental pollution is being generated by these rickshaws. Punjab government has also directed secretary RTA to send weekly report to it in respect of the operation.