The Plateau State Government has lifted its earlier ban on tricycle operations within the Jos and Bukuru metropolis.

This follows a "careful" re-appraisal and consideration of the plight of the public, at a meeting of government and the tricycle union officials.

The lifting of the ban which takes effect from today, Thursday, 1st March 2018 however is with restrictions.

A statement by the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet and Special Services, Cornelius D. Shiolb on behalf of the Secretary to the Government of the State says the operational period for tricycles in the city is 6:00am - 8:30pm daily.

The statement further stresses the ban on the use of commercial motorcycles within the city.

"Government has also mandated security Agencies to ensure that all those arrested in connection with the public disturbances of Monday 26th February are prosecuted accordingly," the statement says.

The government had on Monday suspended commercial tricycle operations within the metropolis following a protest by the operators that allegedly turned violent.

The protest was sparked by alleged unfair charges by the state revenue authorities for registration and other obligations.