NAGAON, Oct 19 - Within just a fortnight, the District Transport Office, Nagaon has collected more than Rs 75 lakh as fine imposed due to lapsing of pollution control certificates (PCC) from the various vehicle owners of the district.
Similarly, a few lakh of rupees have been realised by the district cell of the Transport Department for other offences related to the Motor Vehicle Act.
Speaking to this correspondent today Rupak Pujari, DTO, Nagaon said that the department concerned was working hard to make the people aware of those offences and had launched various mobile initiatives to sensitise the public of the district even in the remote areas.
He however said that for collection of the fine being imposed on due to lapsing of PCC, he has set up several cash counters in the greater interest of the public so that the entire process could run smoothly in the office.
He confirmed that without paying the fines, no PCC was being issued and even in those cases where insurance had lapsed, people were asked to first take the PCC and then go for up-to -date insurance.