Officers from the Directorate of Road Traffic in Malawi on Saturday night impounded a bus belonging to Taqwa for carrying extra passengers, Malawi24 can report.
According to reports, some extra passengers in the bus were standing while others were seated on the floor of the bus.
The bus was also deemed not roadworthy for the long trip from Malawi to Tanzania.
Road traffic directorate officials confirmed to have received a tip from passengers on the bus, leading to the impounding of the bus.
Meanwhile the bus has been stationed at Road Traffic directorate offices at Area 4 in Lilongwe as passengers are yet to have another bus for the trip to Tanzania.
Authorities have disclosed that they are to fine the owner of the bus for contravening the rules on maximum capacity of passengers.
Following a series of bus accidents in Malawi, authorities imposed laws that seek to reduce road accidents.