GUWAHATI, March 4 - Officials of the Kamrup Metro transport department today seized 11 city buses for not following the recently introduced norms. Cases were registered against more than 17 city buses while around Rs 10,000 were collected as penalty during the drive conducted at Beltola Chariali.
According to the new rules, city buses of Guwahati have to display the photograph of the respective driver, bearing the countersignature and seal of the office-bearer of the respective bus association, on the left side of windshield of the vehicle and it must also be visible from a distance of 22 meters.
According to senior official of the department Bapan Kalita, based on a resolution adopted in a recent meeting, which had taken a serious note of complaints raised by some passengers against handymen and conductors, the department decided to request the bus owners not to engage handymen in their vehicles at all.
The recent meeting had also decided to formulate new routes for buses to reduce traffic congestion in the city, and also to deploy time-keepers at every bus stop to ensure proper time gaps between the arrival of a bus and its departure from a particular stoppage.