The issue of waiving road tax of the buses in the state is remains unsolved. The state transport minister Govind Singh Rajput took the review meeting and asked ACS, transport, to conduct the study of other states on road tax waiver and submit report within three days.
Rajput conducted the online review meeting on many issues on Tuesday. It was decided to start recruitments in the department. The bus owners have demanded to waive road tax from March to August as their buses are not operational during Covid-19. They are also demanding to waive tax of coming three months and also to increase the fare. The association members had met the minister three times but there was no outcome.
At the meeting, it was informed that every bus will have GPS tracking system and a central command centre will be developed. Through the centre, the department can witness the location of the bus as well as their route time and location. Some buses don’t ply as per permit and also violate time table.
The minister also instructed that the tenders be called from the vehicle dealers to prepare the high security number plate for the old vehicles. The Supreme Court has put the ban on procuring the number plate from the open market. Only the vehicle dealers are permitted to prepare the plate.
The government has launched and extended the date for vehicle tax defaulters of the unused vehicles. The minister informed that on August 2, a notification was issued that those owners whose vehicles have become a scrap but their registration is valid can take advantage of the scheme. The scheme has been extended to March 31, 2021.