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15-year-old buses to be barred from city roads

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Oct 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 25: ten-year-old share taxis and 15-year-old city buses, school buses and other buses will be barred from plying on the roads within 30 days. This decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Kamrup(M) Deputy Commissioner, who is also the Regiol Transport Authority (RTA), today.

Following a directive from the Gauhati High Court, from today the administration is taking all efforts to debar such old taxis and buses from plying on city roads. The meeting also decided to increase city bus routes in the city so as to ease traffic srls. A decision was taken to ply city buses from Jagiroad to Baihata Chariali and from Mirza to Chandrapur.

Teams of the Transport Department with the help of transports associations will inspect if city buses and other vehicles are running properly or not on the 16 specific roads.

The meeting also decided to streamline the services of prepaid cabbies at Lokapriya Gopith Bordoloi Intertiol Airport by December 31 this year. In order to make this happen, counters will be opened outside the airport. The meeting also decided to entrust this responsibility to an enforcement team of the State Transport Department. An ADC has been entrusted to form a coordition committee between transport associations. Another decision taken at the meeting is plying city buses from the ISBT to the airport via Deepor Beel and Rani.

Another important decision taken at the meeting is plying of E-rickshaws outside GMC areas for communication to remote places. The Transport Department has also been asked to take steps to ensure license and registration of all E-rickshaws.

A decision was taken to form a team comprising PWD, Transport and GMC for repair of roads, blacktopping of roadsides, erecting signboards with traffic sigls etc. The DTO was asked to look after all roads with indicators.

The meeting was attended by ADC Pulak Mahanta, ACP Budin Morang, PWD superintending engineer M Ahmed, Kamrup(M) RTA secretary-cum-DTO Ashim Ahmed and others.

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