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Bid to reduce number of visitors to DTO offices

By City Correspondent

GUWAHATI, March 20 - In a bid to reduce the number of people visiting DTO offices and to control any possible spread of COVID-19, the transport department today issued several instructions regarding precautionary measures needed to be taken in this regard.

The department has also decided not to conduct any tests for issuing driving licences and learners� licences till March 31.

Commissioner of Transport Adil Khan said in a statement that tests would be conducted for those learner licences which are going to expire between March 20 and 30.

�All DTO Offices to be properly cleaned and surfaces like railings, door handles to be regularly sanitised. Arrangements of hand wash facilities, with soap and water, to be made available at the entrance of the office so that anyone entering the office washes hands first; employees be advised to wash hands frequently,� the statement added.

The Commissioner also directed all the DTOs to take measures in reducing the number of visitors to their office to the maximum extent possible. Online payment of tax, fee, etc., has to be encouraged and facilitated.

�All the District Transport Officers shall ensure that all necessary steps are taken up in the public transport vehicles to ensure sanitation especially of seats, handles and bar. The hygiene and sanitation to be stepped up in all the bus terminals and the display of public health messages may be ensured on public transport vehicles, bus terminals and bus stops. They shall also ensure necessary awareness and sensitisation of drivers, conductors and handymen,� Khan said.

�All DTOs shall publicise their official mobile number as �Help Line Number and WhatsApp Number� for general public to address urgent issues of public importance regarding transport,� he added.

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Bid to reduce number of visitors to DTO offices

GUWAHATI, March 20 - In a bid to reduce the number of people visiting DTO offices and to control any possible spread of COVID-19, the transport department today issued several instructions regarding precautionary measures needed to be taken in this regard.

The department has also decided not to conduct any tests for issuing driving licences and learners� licences till March 31.

Commissioner of Transport Adil Khan said in a statement that tests would be conducted for those learner licences which are going to expire between March 20 and 30.

�All DTO Offices to be properly cleaned and surfaces like railings, door handles to be regularly sanitised. Arrangements of hand wash facilities, with soap and water, to be made available at the entrance of the office so that anyone entering the office washes hands first; employees be advised to wash hands frequently,� the statement added.

The Commissioner also directed all the DTOs to take measures in reducing the number of visitors to their office to the maximum extent possible. Online payment of tax, fee, etc., has to be encouraged and facilitated.

�All the District Transport Officers shall ensure that all necessary steps are taken up in the public transport vehicles to ensure sanitation especially of seats, handles and bar. The hygiene and sanitation to be stepped up in all the bus terminals and the display of public health messages may be ensured on public transport vehicles, bus terminals and bus stops. They shall also ensure necessary awareness and sensitisation of drivers, conductors and handymen,� Khan said.

�All DTOs shall publicise their official mobile number as �Help Line Number and WhatsApp Number� for general public to address urgent issues of public importance regarding transport,� he added.

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— Dalai Lama(THIS IS STATIC)