GUWAHATI, Sept 3 - As per the decision taken at the recently concluded District Road Safety Committee meeting held under the chairmanship of Dr M Angamuthu, DC, Kamrup (M) as well as Chairman of the Regional Transport Authority, a joint inspection team has been formed to inspect various safety parameters of the stage carriages like city buses, trackers, share taxis etc., plying in the greater Guwahati area.
The team, under the leadership of RP Baruah, Additional DC, consists of DCP (Traffic), DCP of the area concerned where inspection has to be carried out, three district transport officers, officials from health and excise departments and the Pollution Control Board, Assam, and also the circle officer of the area concerned.
The team is 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.
The DC, Kamrup (M) has already instructed the team to take various measures regarding rationalisation of the public transport system.
The team that started its sudden inspection today in Chandmari, Noonmati and Narengi areas, seized 28 public carriages including city buses, trackers, share taxis and school buses, for violation of various traffic rules, including lack of proper safety measures.
Cases have been registered against them under various sections of transport rules and Act. Altogether 26 vehicles have been kept at Noonmati Police Station, while two vehicles are at the disposal of Chandmari Police Station.
During today�s inspection, the team observed that most of the city buses and trackers had not installed safety measures like fitness of the vehicles, first aid boxes, proper uniforms of driver and conductors etc. Moreover, some vehicles were found to be too dilapidated to carry passengers. The team also found a school bus without registration. The district administration has warned of stringent measures against the errant stage carriages.