GUWAHATI, Aug 28 - The Regional Transport Authority (RTA) of Kamrup Metro has directed all city buses and other stage carriages to issue tickets to passengers and has also asked passengers to travel in such vehicles only after obtaining ticket against fare paid by them.
Failure to the rules will result in punishment as per provisions of the Motor vehicle Act, 1988.
�All operators/registered owners/concerned association is respect of city buses and other categories of stage carriage (trekker/share taxi, etc.) are hereby requested to direct their conductors and drivers to collect fare from the passenger only on issuance of valid and proper tickets for traveling in their vehicle. The traveling public and passengers are also requested hereby to travel in city buses and other categories of stage carriages in the city only after obtaining ticket against fare paid by them. Otherwise they also will be liable for punishment with fine as per provision of MV Act and Rules...,� said an official statement.
It added, �As per provision of Section 124 and Section 178 of MV Act, 1988, any passenger found traveling in a stage carriage without having or obtaining ticket or pass for the purpose of traveling therein shall be punishable with fine which may extend to Rs 500...�
It said that in case conductor or driver of stage carriers fails or refuse to supply a proper and valid ticket to any passenger on payment of fare, they are also liable to punishment and fine which may extend to Rs 500.
�Moreover, issuance of ticket to the passenger and collection of fare against ticket is also mandatory in respect of city buses as per permit conditions made already by the RTA Kamrup, Guwahati, and punishable for violation of any permit condition with fine which may extend to Rs 5,000 under provision of Section 192(A) of the MV Act, 1988,� it said.