GUWAHATI, Sept 4 - Continuing with its drive for the second consecutive day, the joint inspection team formed to inspect various safety parameters of the stage carriages plying in the greater Guwahati area today seized 31 city buses and four trekkers from various locations for committing route violation and lacking fitness certificates and handed them over to the police.
The team, led by Additional DC of Kamrup Metro, RB Barua, seized the vehicles after surprise inspections at Basistha Mandir, Basistha Chariali and Khanapara localities and later handed over the vehicles to the Basistha police station.
The team also included officials from Traffic Police, three district transport officers, circle officers of Dispur and Guwahati circles and staff from other departments.
The vehicles were impounded after being found to have violated road permit by plying in roads for which they did not have permission and for lacking fitness, pollution, safety and other aspects.
Cases under relevant sections of the Motor Vehicle Act have been filed against owners of the vehicles. Today�s drive comes after 28 public carriages were seized from Chandmari, Noonmati and Narengi areas for violation of various traffic rules, including lack of proper safety measures.
The decision to form the joint inspection team had been taken recently following a meeting of the District Road Safety Committee held under the chairmanship of Dr M Angamuthu, Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro.
The team was formed to inspect various safety measures, which should be there in the stage carriages and to streamline the entire public transport system of the greater Guwahati area.
Dr Angamuthu has already instructed the team to take various measures regarding rationalization of the public transport system.