Haryana to issue 2 694 bus permits to private operators
Haryana parliamentary affairs minister Randeep Singh Surjewala on Friday said the new transport policy of the state had been notified under which 2,694 permits would be given to private operators on 965 routes.
Mr Surjewala stated this in the state assembly while replying to a question of Mr Sampat Singh on new transport policy.
He said the new policy which sought to bridge the gap between demand and supply of transport services in Haryana could not be implemented so far because of pendency of a civil writ petition in Punjab and Haryana High Court.
It would be implemented after receipt of orders of the court or clarity of legal position in the matter. The identified routes under the new policy would provide connectivity between villages and district sub divisional headquarters and other important destinations, he added.
He said permit fee of Rs 10,000 for full body bus and Rs 5000 for mini-bus would be payable for private operators besides passenger tax of Rs 25,000 and Rs 12,500 per month in respect of full body bus and mini bus respectively. Motor vehicle tax of Rs 550 per seat per year would also be charged.