Transport Minister’s plea for employment: Transport Department will issue 864 stage carriage permits for 248 routes, seek applications

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Punjab Transport Department is going to issue 864 stage carriage permits for different routes of the state, these permits are being given for buses plying on 248 routes. It has been selected by the Punjab Transport Authority. Earlier its date was till 7 October and now it has been extended till 10 October. Transport Minister Amarinder Singh Raja Vading has given this information by going live on social media. In the video posted by him, it is said that his government had promised that employment would be provided to the people. For this purpose, these permits are being issued by the government so that people can get employment. He told that for this one can apply by visiting the Punjab Transport Authority’s site. Under his video, people have appealed that first stop the illegal buses running on the routes and correct the timetable, only then it will be beneficial. Not only this, it is also being said that there is an expenditure of 20 to 25 lakh rupees to run this employment and it is not for the poor people. For this government drivers and conductors should be recruited. These permits are being allotted when he is continuously shutting down the buses while talking about shutting down the transport mafia in the state. Already loss-making transport, questions on new permits Akali leader and transporter Hardeep Singh Dhillon says that the impact of Corona and free travel to women has already broken the back of transports, he is demanding concession in tax. and running transport is no longer a matter of their bus. Despite this, the issuance of permits on behalf of the Transport Department is raising many questions. It is also being said that the Transport Minister should cooperate with the owners of the already running routes by giving them concessions. Vehicle Tracking System to be installed in Private Buses Will be installed While reviewing the functioning of Bus Tracking System Monitoring and Control Room at Punjab Roadways and PUNBUS Headquarters here, Raja Vading said that due to non-satisfactory performance of buses of private operators from security point of view, it is necessary to install Vehicle Tracking System in private buses also. Will be made Meanwhile, the Transport Minister made a phone call to several General Managers, Drivers and Conductors from different depots to check the working of the system. VTS Over speeding of buses, Incorrect braking and speeding, Night halt of buses, Stopping at other places than designated places, Buses staying at Dhabas for more than 25 minutes, Changing routes, Passing out of cities Checks are being done regarding departure, non-stop at fixed stops, real time monitoring of arrival and departure of buses from counters, actual travel distance of buses etc. He said that monitoring of buses is being done through the system through General Managers of respective depots and Central Control Rooms.


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