GUWAHATI, May 16 � The Commissionerate of Transport, Assam has collected revenue to the tune of Rs 359.67 crore in the year 2013-14 registering an increase of nearly Rs 15 crore compared to the previous year. The collection figure of the preceding year was Rs 344 crore.
The department, however, failed to meet the target that was set in the beginning of the year. The target for the year 2013-14 was Rs 380.59 crore.
Of all the districts and offices, only Barpeta, Nalbari, Mangaldoi, Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Golaghat, Nagaon, Srirampur, Bongaigaon and Udalguri managed to surpass the set target and that too by a small margin.
Though Kamrup (Metro/R and L) was the highest grosser attaining a revenue collection of Rs 104.78 crore, it missed the target by almost Rs 7 crore. The target set for the office was Rs 112 crore.
However, there has been a steady growth in the revenue collection of the State transport department over the years. While the year 2010-11 witnessed revenue collection of Rs 248.78 crore, the State exchequer got boosted by a hefty amount of Rs 312.12 crore in the subsequent year.
NC Hills was the lowest grosser with a contribution of .92 crore to the State exchequer.
Sources informed that a number of factors including use of railway route for coal transport have led to the department not being able to meet the target.