GUWAHATI, Sept 16 - The Kamrup Metro district administration has decided to suspend permits of 141 public carriages seized during the recent drive in the city by the special inspection team.
The district administration had seized 141 public carriages, including city buses and trekkers, found to have been involved in route violation, lacking fitness certificates and other violations relating to the Motor Vehicle Act and norms set by the Regional Transport Authority (RTA).
RP Barua, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro and head of the special inspection team, said that the permits of the seized vehicles have been suspended for one month.
However, the owners of the seized vehicles have been allowed to take them away.
�They will have to rectify the defects within the one-month period and then produce the vehicles before the DTO. The DTO will carry out a fitness inspection of the vehicles in presence of a magistrate and then, if found fit, the vehicles will be re-issued permit,� Barua said.
He added, �We do not want any unnecessary confrontation with owners of city buses and trekkers, but they have to follow the rules. So we are giving them another chance. However, the monetary fines imposed on them so far will be realised.�
The district administration had last month formed a special inspection team headed by Barua and comprising officials from the Traffic Police, ASTC, DTO and other departments, to take action against buses, trekkers and other public carriages found to be violating rules regarding route permit, pollution and safety aspects.
The team had carried out surprise inspections at a number of places and seized the 141 vehicles.
Following this, the associations representing trekkers and city buses had, in protest against the seizures, called separate strikes against the administration�s action.