Chandigarh, October 12
With diesel prices skyrocketing to Rs 96 per litre, small scale bus operators have sought relief in road tax dues.
The demand comes in the wake of Transport Minister Amrinder Singh Raja Warring going in an overdrive mode by impounding buses of private operators defaulting in payment of road tax, running on unapproved routes or resorting to other violations under the Motor Vehicles Act. After the drive, private bus operators such as Orbit, Dadwali and Jujjhar have started depositing the tax.
In a letter to Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, the small scale bus operators have sought relief of the motor vehicle from January 2021 to March 2022, reimbursement of fare for allowing free travel to women in private buses on the pattern of the state transport undertaking buses and allowing fair play by revising bus route timetable to encourage healthy competition.
Warring said a proposal to give the relief in motor vehicle tax was being prepared and it would be forwarded to the Chief Minister for approval.— TNS
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