GUWAHATI, Sept 9 - Continuing with its drive, the joint inspection team formed to inspect various safety parameters of the stage carriages like city buses, trekkers, share taxis etc., plying in the greater Guwahati area, today seized 20 city buses and five trekkers from various locations for committing route violation and lacking fitness certificates, and handed them over to the police.
The team, led by Additional DC of Kamrup Metro, Rajib Prakash Barua, seized the vehicles after surprise inspections near the Assam State Zoo on RG Baruah Road and near Basistha Mandir.
The team also included DCP (Traffic) PJ Goswami, district transport officers, the Dispur Circle Officer and staff from other departments.
The vehicles were impounded after being found to have violated road permit by plying on roads for which they did not have permission and for lacking in fitness, pollution, safety and other aspects.
Cases under relevant sections of the Motor Vehicle Act have been filed against owners of the vehicles.
Today’s drive was a follow-up to similar drives launched at various locations across the city last week against public carriages for violation of various traffic rules, including lack of proper safety measures.
The decision to form the joint inspection team had been taken recently following a meeting of the District Road Safety Committee held under the chairmanship of Dr M Angamuthu, Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro.
The team was formed to inspect various safety measures, which should be there in the stage carriages and to streamline the entire public transport system of the greater Guwahati area.
The DC has already instructed the team to take various measures regarding rationalisation of the public transport system.