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Transport department seizes 12 city buses

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 19 � The Transport department today seized 12 city buses of which offence has been registered against three of them.

The department has also realized fine amounting Rs 24,700, DTO (Registration and Licensing) Gautam Das stated.

The drive was jointly carried out by the Transport department and the City Police.

Das informed that fine were imposed for not wearing uniform by the driver and the conductor of the bus, not giving tickets to the passengers and not following the provision of having first aid box facility, besides flouting permit conditions.

The drives were launched in Ganeshguri, Chandmari and Bhootnath areas.

Officials informed that the drive will continue for the next few days and cases would be registered against those flouting the laid down norms.

The bus owners and drivers may even face cancellation of their licenses if requisite steps are not taken.

�Most of the buses plying in the city are flouting norms in one way or the other. In spite of repeated warnings, the bus owners and the drivers and conductors have not paid heed to the appeal. It has therefore necessitated the need for a strict action,� sources said.

A meeting has also been organized by the transport department with the bus owners besides representatives of various bus associations.

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