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RTA cracks down on old trekkers, city buses

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Nov 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 25: Regiol Transport Authority (RTA) crackdown on over ten-year-old trekkers (diesel taxies) and over 15-year-old school and city buses began today. Today’s drive led to the seizure of three city buses and two trekkers in the city.

Kamrup DTO Gautam Das was also seen checking documents of city buses with the team of transport officials today. Talking to The Sentinel, Das said: “We’ve given the vehicle owners adequate time get their old vehicles changed. We’re acting in accordance with the Supreme Court guidelines. A special task force has been formed to carry on the crackdown to get old vehicles off the roads.”

Meanwhile, many trekkers and city buses were off the road today after the publication of the ban on over ten-year-old trekkers and over 15-year-old school and city buses. Such a development suggests that most of the vehicles which were off the road today are older than the stipulated lifespan.

Meanwhile, commuters had a harrowing time today as many of the city buses were off the roads and checking of documents of a number of the city buses that plied today were being checked.

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