The belligerents visit the Amritsar bus stop; orders the impoundment of 23 private buses
Warring also decided to board state-owned buses and interact with passengers after ordering the impoundment; he added that 842 new buses will be added to the Punjab fleet
Amritsar Punjab Transport Minister Amrinder Singh Raja Warring on Sunday paid a surprise visit to the Shaheed Madam Lal Dhingra Interstate Bus Terminal (ISBT) in Amritsar and ordered the seizure of 23 private operator buses.
These buses were either parked haphazardly or operated illegally, without the full set of documents. The impounded buses include three owned by Orbit Aviation, the company owned by the Badal family.
Speaking to the media, Warring said, âTax evasion, the use of illegal buses and the formation of bus mafia will not be tolerated. Each bus, which would run on state roads, will have to pay taxes. “
He added that the state-owned companies PUNBUS and PEPSU made a profit of ??40 lakh a day after tightening the noose on illegal and unauthorized private buses and the bus mafia. “I try to increase the daily income of the department by ??1 crore, âhe said.
Warring also ordered the officers of the Department of Transportation that in addition to inspecting the taxes of buses, trucks and other vehicles, they should also check the current condition, including the age, pollution level and safety of the vehicle. The belligerents reprimanded officials for lack of cleanliness at the bus stop and cleaned it himself in many places, saying that in public places like bus stops, cleaning the buses is as important as the cleaning his own house. He warned officers that such negligence would no longer be tolerated in the future.
“We will add 842 new buses to the fleet of Crown corporations to provide increased comfort and convenience for the common man,” he added, when interacting with the public at the bus station.