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All-India permit taxis restricted to one stop in NCR

Hindustan Times | By, Ghaziabad
Feb 28, 2016 12:58 AM IST

The regional transport department of Ghaziabad has ordered registration of only CNG-based vehicles under NCR taxi services. However, orders were not being followed as all-India permits allowed registration of vehicles that used fuels other than CNG.

The regional transport department of Ghaziabad has ordered registration of only CNG-based vehicles under NCR taxi services. The move follows recommendations made by the Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Committee in February to reduce air pollution in Delhi.

Vehicle owners are also required to install GPS devices in cars that have all-India permits.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Vehicle owners are also required to install GPS devices in cars that have all-India permits.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

The Supreme Court had ordered that registration of only CNG taxis be allowed under city taxi schemes which extend to Delhi. Officials said the orders were not being followed as all-India permits allowed registration of vehicles that used fuels other than CNG.

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The directions will be applicable for taxis operating from Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar, Hapur and Bulandshahr, which are under the jurisdiction of the Ghaziabad transport department.

Further, owners of taxis that have all-India tourist permits will have to submit an affidavit that either the pickup or drop point of passengers will be outside the National Capital Region (NCR). Officials said owners must also install global positioning system (GPS) in their vehicles and link up with the state-level or NCR-level tracking system, which will be set up shortly.

The decisions were taken by the transport department to ensure that all-India permits are not misused by taxi drivers who operate only in NCR.

“The decisions will be applicable for all taxis that operate on all-India permits. The EPCA has mandated the conditions in parts of UP that are in NCR. These taxis will also have GPS and should be connected to the state-level or NCR-level GPS tracking system that will come up soon,” Mayank Jyoti, regional transport officer, said.

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    Peeyush Khandelwal writes on a range of issues in western Uttar Pradesh – from crime, to development authorities and from infrastructure to transport. Based in Ghaziabad, he has been a journalist for almost a decade.

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