CM orders intensification of drive against illegally plying vehicles

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has directed the Transport Department to intensify its campaign against unauthorised vehicles plying across the state and take strict action against violators.

The Chief Minister has instructed the Department to ensure strict enforcement of the Motor Vehicle Act rules by intensifying checking of vehicles, especially buses, goods vehicles, tractor trolleys etc, an official spokesperson said here on Saturday.

Making it clear that no laxity would be allowed on this count, the Chief Minister has further asked the Department to ensure stringent enforcement of the rules and regulations and not to spare anyone found guilty of violation.

Acting on the Chief Minister’s orders, the Transport Department has sent out a communiqué to all Regional Transport Authorities and District Transport Officers to make sure that the time-table of each bus, along with its permit and tax compliance proof, is checked meticulously by the enforcement teams on the ground. The officers have also been ordered to submit a comprehensive daily report to the office of STC.

Besides strict action against tractor-trolleys plying illegally for commercial purposes in gross violation of existing rules, the Department has issued directions for efficacious checking to put a stop to the dangerous practice of overloading of vehicles.

The Chief Minister’s directives have come in response to reports of continuing transport violations, resulting in lawlessness and fatal accidents on the roads. While a new Transport Policy is being worked on the government, Captain Amarinder has asked the Department to pull up its socks to ensure strict compliance with the existing rules and regulations to ensure safety on the roads.

— PTC News