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Small operators seek relief in road tax dues

Chandigarh, October 12

With diesel costs skyrocketing to Rs 96 per litre, small scale bus operators have sought reduction in street tax dues.

The demand comes within the wake of Transport Minister Amrinder Singh Raja Warring entering into an overdrive mode by impounding buses of personal operators defaulting in cost of street tax, working on unapproved routes or resorting to different violations underneath the Motor Automobiles Act. After the drive, non-public bus operators akin to Orbit, Dadwali and Jujjhar have began depositing the tax.

In a letter to Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, the small scale bus operators have sought reduction of the motorized vehicle from January 2021 to March 2022, reimbursement of fare for permitting free journey to ladies in non-public buses on the sample of the state transport enterprise buses and permitting truthful play by revising bus route timetable to encourage wholesome competitors.

Warring stated a proposal to provide the reduction in motorized vehicle tax was being ready and it will be forwarded to the Chief Minister for approval.— TPR

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