Rs. 5.71 Lakh Collected as Fine from Unruly City Buses
GUWAHATI: With the advent of ongoing inspections against unruly city buses, the Kamrup (M) admin realized Rs. 5.71 lakh as fine and seized 85 city buses.
According to officials, in Guwahati, 12 enforcement teams have been deployed to check the city buses to ease the problems faced by commuters. Meanwhile 5 city buses were seized on February 20.
Earlier, in a press meet held at the premises of the Regional Transport Authority, Kamrup (M) DTO, Bapan Kalita said that the drive against city buses plying on the streets of Guwahati will be conducted in a rigorous manner.
Kalita further said, "We have given the bus operators two days of time to display route number, permit number and also the Whatsapp number is to be displayed on the bus with the dimension as instructed by the government."
It is to be mentioned that authorities said that whosoever is not abiding by the law and the policy as directed, will be penalized and stern action will be taken against them.
The new policy also directs all city buses to have a stoppage time of not more than one minute which was agreed with accordance with the government and bus association.