Govt plans one-time scheme to waive dues on road tax payment
The state transport department has moved a proposal to offer a one-time waiver of penalty on non-payment of road tax for public service vehicles such as private buses, taxis, Gramin Sewas and RTVs, transport minister Kailash Gahlot said on Saturday.
“The proposal has already been sent to the finance department for its approval. This penalty-waiver scheme is being brought in because businesses of a lot of private bus operators and taxi drivers came to a complete standstill during the lockdown months and even after unlocking of the economy many of them could not resume operations owing to the city’s Covid-19 situation,” Gahlot said.
The minister said the scheme will bring a much needed relief to the transporter of Delhi who have to pay an annual road tax, non-payment of which attracts steep fines. The scheme does not apply to private cars and two-wheelers as they pay a one time road tax while purchasing the vehicle and do not have to pay the tax annually.
It was only on November 3 when private buses were allowed to operate in the city with the Delhi disaster management authority (DDMA) allowed inter-state bus movement. On the same day, all the three inter-state bus terminals (ISBTs) located at Kashmere Gate, Anand Vihar and Sarai Kale Khan were opened for public use.
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