GUWAHATI, March 19 � The Transport department (Kamrup Metro) today seized 18 mini city buses for violating provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act in one way or the other.
As part of the drive which was launched today at Ganeshuri and RG Baruah Road, as many as nine cases were registered and Rs 18100 as fines realized.
The operation was led by senior officials of the department including the District Transport Officer (registration and licensing) Gautam Das, DTO (Enforcement) Munin Das and secretary, Regional Transport Authority Dwijen Das.
�Fines were imposed on bus drivers and conductors for not wearing uniform. Besides, non-issuance of ticket to passengers and unavailability of first aid box were other offences. A number of vehicles also were found wanting as far as their fitness to ply safely was concerned,� sources stated.
The department will be strict with all the modes of public transport and those violating the law would be brought to book.
�At no cost will vehicles be allowed to ply without adhering to rules and regulation,� official said, adding that the drive would continue in different locations of the city.