GUWAHATI, Oct 25 - Plying of share taxis which are more than 10 years old and city buses and school buses over 15 years old will be prohibited in the city within the next 30 days.
This decision was taken at a meeting held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro and Chairperson of the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) here today, said an official statement issued by the Kamrup Metro administration.
At the meeting, which was attended by senior officials from the district administration, transport department, police, traffic department and PWD (Roads), it was decided that Supreme Court guidelines with regard to plying of old vehicles would be enforced.
The meeting also decided to increase city bus routes in Guwahati and take the initiative to operate city buses to places like Jagiroad, Baihata Chariali, Mirza and Chandrapur, in consultation with associations of bus owners.
Resolve was also made to streamline the pre-paid taxi service at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport. It was also decided that city buses would be operated from ISBT to LGBI Airport via Deepor Beel and Rani.
The transport department was directed to take steps for licensing and registration of e-rickshaws in the city. The meeting also decided that RTA will coordinate with civic authorities regarding road repair and other infrastructure works.