PERMITS of six-seater tempos running for over 20 years and three-seater autos plying for more than 25 years will not be renewed anymore. Also, no new permits will be issued to run buses within the City. The decisions to this effect were taken unanimously on Thursday at the meeting of the District Traffic Committee. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of District Collector S K Mishra.
The district collector also came out with a stern warning to the private city bus operators to start issuing tickets to passengers within a week’s time or face strict action. It was also decided that no new permits for running city buses would be issued and a three-member committee will be constituted to check road-worthiness of buses plying. The committee will include SDM Ved Prakash, DSP Traffic Yogiraj Singh and regional transport officer Dinesh Jain.
The District Collector said fitness certificate (road-worthiness) of tempos and buses in poor condition would not be renewed to maintain environmental balance in the City.
Speaking at the meeting, SP Anant Kumar Singh issued warning that the three-seater autos plying from railway station and bus stand should not allow more passengers exceeding capacity. He directed the traffic officials to conduct special drive from Friday to keep check on autos taking passengers by exceeding capacity and initiate strict action against them.
During the meeting it was also decided that anti-encroachment drive would soon be launched to remove the traffic hurdles in front of Habibganj Railway Station, 10 number stop, Hamidia Road, Pir Gate and other congested localities.
Mayor Sunil Sood, who was also present at the meeting, said strict action would be taken for improving traffic in the City and bus services would be soon started from the Halalpur Bus Stand. He also said he would inspection traffic in City with the district collector and the SP.