Kolkata cops begin drive to grab outdated and ill-maintained non-public buses, Auto Information, DFL
“We are committed to making city roads safer and hence we have started a drive to identify old and ill-maintained vehicles that are plying here. These vehicles often lead to accidents as their motor parts especially the brakes and tyres are outdated. Worse, they are prone to break downs, which cause unnecessary congestion. We have started a campaign for systematic and thorough inspection of such unfit vehicles. Our officials are checking all parameters, including visual condition of the body of the vehicle, condition of tyres, passenger boarding steps, handles, rear view mirrors and the ‘braking system.’ We have already seized five such buses that have been identified as not fit to run on the roads,” the cops wrote on their Fb web page.
Police mentioned they’re utilizing varied sections of the Motor Autos Act to compound the automobiles. “We have a separate section for resoled tyres under the MV Act. Besides that, we are using dangerous driving section to impound the buses. We feel that this is a direct violation of passenger safety,” defined a senior officer at Lalbazar.
Stung by the repeated bus accidents within the metropolis, the cops now need the transport division to provide them the facility to suggest momentary suspension of bus permits starting from per week to a month. Kolkata police is in dialogue with the state to make the required authorized modifications. The RTO, although, may have the ultimate choice on everlasting cancellation of allow.