Chandigarh, July 19:
For ensuring efficacy of public transport system and effective monitoring of all the vehicles in the state, the Punjab Government will introduce Vehicle Location Tracking Device (VLTD) system in all the passenger service vehicles (PSV) such as buses, mini buses and taxis w.e.f. August 1, 2022 onwards.
Besides this, the state government has also decided to link ‘One Bus One Permit’ with Vaahan portal .
During the meeting to review the functioning of the offices of Regional Transport Authorities, the Transport Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar directed to discontinue the OTP system while allowing permit holder to deposit Motor Vehicles Tax on a single click on Vahan Portal after all permits have been brought in one bus one permit configuration. . Enforcement should be stepped up for recovery of tax from defaulters, he added.
It was also decided to upload Joint Time Tables on the web portal so as to ensure equal frequency and transparency in the public transport system of the state.
Expressing grave concern of deaths in road accidents, the Minister further instructed that rod (iron angle) is necessary to be fitted at the rear side of Tipper Truck and other heavy vehicles. No such vehicle shall be passed by MVI unless the rod is fitted. He also ordered to regular inspection of all the Interstate barriers by the respective Secretary RTAs.
Prominent amongst others who were present in the meeting included; Secretary Vikas Garg, State Transport Commissioner Vimal Kumar Setia, Additional State Transport Commissioner Amarbir Singh Sidhu and all the Secretary of RTAs.
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