Guwahati: In the past six days the Assam transport department officials launched a massive crackdown and seized 79 city buses and imposed fines of approximately ₹ 6.50 lakh for breaking transport rules in Guwahati.
Earlier, the Gauhati High Court had issued an order to the state transport department to look after those city buses that were breaking rules. The transport department took this initiative to make commuting hassle-free for the passengers in Guwahati.
From 13th February 2020, the state transport department officials have been keeping a close watch and imposing fines and seizing those city buses that are flouting rules.
Under the leadership of Transport Commissioner Adil Khan, department officials from Nagaon, Morigaon and Sonitpur have arrived to join this drive in Guwahati.
Transport department officials from Kamrup, Tarun Kumar Bora and Bapan Kalita collected fines of ₹ 6.50 lakh from 13th February to 17th February and registered 185 cases against 79 city buses for breaking laws.
Meantime, Adil Khan himself has been travelling in the city buses as a passenger to detect any unlawful activity.
The basic objective of the bus ride was to check whether the rules of Motor Vehicle Act were followed and to understand the inconvenience faced by the passengers.
Route violations, not issuing tickets to passengers and keeping the doors open while plying are some of the issues that are being faced by the commuters in the city.
City buses are always flouting rules by plying on the routes without permit thereby causing serious traffic congestion in the city’s arterial routes.