most bus operators had already started making changes in their respective buses. He added that rules like installation of bag racks beneath seats, vertical poles inside the bus, low foot- board and the likes, are only making us pay more and more.

According to Automobile experts and RTO officials, the prices quoted by SBOA are impractical. If the operators send an entire batch of buses to the same manufacturer, this cost can be further minimised.

The bus owners need to act quickly as transport department has made it mandatory for them to fit in a speed control unit for all the vehicles except two wheelers and taxis. The decision will be implemented from June 1.

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