Ghaziabad: UPSRTC to penalise staff for making unauthorised stops
The agency has directed its checking teams to penalise the erring staff with a fine of Rs 100, Rs 200 and Rs 300 for successive violations.noida Updated: Nov 01, 2017 18:29 IST
The Uttar Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) has decided to penalise bus drivers and conductors who stop buses at undesignated stops. The move will help decongest main roads and areas around key bus stations.
The agency has directed its checking teams to penalise the erring staff with a fine of Rs 100, Rs 200 and Rs 300 for successive violations.
“After the third instance, the erring conductors and drivers would face suspension and suitable action. In case of contract carriage buses, we may also terminate the agreement,” said PK Bose, regional manager, UPSRTC.
The move will help decongest the bus terminals at old bus stand and Kaushambi ISBT where buses are often parked on main roads.
Kaushambi’s apex RWA body, KARWA, had also highlighted the point in their petition before the National Green Tribunal. The petition was filed against the rising air pollution in the locality and had raised the issue of unauthorised vehicles operating outside the ISBT.
According to the agency figures, it operates nearly 1,200 buses and has a 70% ridership. A majority of these buses operate from Kaushambi ISBT.
“The staff will stop the buses at the designated stops only. The daily action taken report will be sent to the district magistrate,” Bose said.
Within city limits, the agency has identified 14 bus stops including the ones at Kaushambi and Vaishali metro stations, Mohan Nagar, Meerut tri-crossing and Raj Nagar Extension.
For the buses moving within city limits, the buses will stop at the collectorate, Hapur crossing, Govindpuram and Dasna before moving on towards NH-24. This route will have 13 stops in all.
Buses moving towards Bulandshahr will have designated stops at Dabur crossing, Ghazipur, Sector 62, Noida, Vijay Nagar, ABES College and Lal Kuan.
Buses starting from old bus stand towards Bulandshahr will have designated stops at Hapur crossing, Shashtri Nagar, Diamond Flyover and further at Lal Kuan.