The buses were enlisted in the defaulters’ list
Indore: On Saturday, the buses of IIT- Indore were seized by the RTO officials for defaulting on taxes, plying without permit and other technical glitches. The rather shocking discoveries surfaced when the RTO officials paid a surprise visit to the campus and commenced an inspection of the buses at the time. While a number of buses did not have the permits, two buses were enlisted in the defaulters’ list.
The defaulter buses – MP09 FA- 3782 and MP 09 FA- 3783 – are liable to pay tax worth Rs 1.22 lakh and Rs 1.16 lakh respectively. At first when the RTO officials began inspection of the buses, the bus drivers and other IIT- officials told the RTO members to speak with the institution’s higher brass. When the RTO members did not relent, the permits and other papers were finally presented.
Shocking details began to emerge when vehicle tax of 13 buses had not been paid. The RTO inked an amount of Rs 18 lakh vehicle- tax which the IIT authorities are supposed to pay. The news of IIT being involved in a tax- bust is rather surprising. As one of the most renowned national educational institutes, the IIT’s name figuring in the defaulters’ list has shocked many.
It must be noted that all of its buses are registered under Indian Institute of Technology, and Institute of Engineering and Technology, DAVV Campus, Khandwa Road. Sunil Tiwari, from the RTO said that, each bus of the institute is defaulting on vehicle tax.