State to have 3000 new vehicle pollution testing centres

Bus stands to be renovated under PPP mode

Licences of 298 drivers suspended for drunken driving

Mr. Singh reviews activities of transport department

vehicle1.10.15Bhopal, October 1, 2015 (Abdul Ahad Farhan):  As many as 3000 new vehicle pollution testing centres will be opened in the state. Madhya Pradesh Inter-city Transport Authority will modernize bus stands under PPP mode. The scheme will get underway with Sagar bus stand on October 17. This was informed at a review meeting of Transport Department chaired by Minister Mr. Bhupendra Singh here today. The meeting was informed that the department has realised about Rs. 900 crore revenue till date. The Minister said that departmental staff has made meaningful efforts to provide transport facilities to masses.

He exhorted them to continue work with same efficiency and enthusiasm. He directed to connect maximum number of routes in districts, issuance of permits to passenger buses within time-limit, display of list of fares in buses and early issuance of driving licences. Mr. Singh asked officers to use their maximum authority to provide better passenger facilities and realization of revenue.  The meeting was informed that during passenger safety campaign this year, licences of 298 drivers were suspended for drunken driving. A sum of Rs. 62 lakh has been realised by presenting 1100 challans against unauthorised transporters.

Along with display of fare list in 3547 buses, permits have also been issued to 33 non-stop buses. Under Rural Transport Service, 1793 routes were connected and fares of school buses were fixed. Vehicle pollution testing centres will be set up in all districts by October. It has been decided to constitute a 5-member committee to eliminate fake registration of vehicles. Reflectors will be fitted in tractor trolleys during a campaign till October 15. Principal Secretary Transport Mr. S.N. Mishra and Transport Commissioner Mr. Shailendra Shrivastava also attended the meeting.