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Punjab cabinet okays easing of rules for permit renewal for state carriage bus operators

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | June 18, 2021 04:55 PM

CHANDIGARH: To ease the hardships faced by the mini bus operators in renewing their permits due to up-gradation of link roads as other direct roads, major district roads, the Punjab Cabinet on Friday gave the go-ahead for easing of rules for the same.

The cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, decided to grant exemption from clause 3(E) of the Punjab Transport Scheme-2018, to operators who were issued permit for stage carriage buses as per Chapter V of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, prior to the implementation of the scheme.

The Transport Scheme, 2018 stipulates that all permits which were issued before 2018 and are due for renewal should adhere to the terms and conditions of the scheme. Condition 3(E) stipulates that operators running buses on rural link roads cannot run more than 12 kms on Other District Roads, Major District Roads, State Highways and National Highways.

However, due to upgradation of link roads, the mini bus operators were facing problems for renewal of their permits, which are otherwise valid as per Motor Vehicle Act and Punjab Transport Scheme-2018.

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