Strict steps to ensure commercial vehicles get registered under state
Kolkata: The state Transport department is taking stringent measures to ensure vehicles that are plying in the state get their registrations from the state's motor vehicles department.
It may be mentioned that the vehicles that are operating in the state for commercial purposes, also bear registration numbers of adjacent states.
Suvendu Adhikari has raised the issue in the district administrative meeting at Jhargram on Tuesday in the presence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
The problem is rampant in the districts including West Midnapore, Jhargram, Bankura and Purulia where vehicles bearing registration numbers of Jharkhand and Odisha keep plying. It is leading to a huge financial loss for the state government as the vehicles are getting registration numbers from adjacent states instead of getting the same from Bengal.
There are even tankers, dumpers, heavy trucks and some long distance buses that operate with registration numbers from other states. There are around 20,000 such vehicles operating in different parts of the state.
The matter has come to the notice of officials of the state Transport department during Durga Puja. It has been stated that it is also a violation of the Central Act.
The state Transport department has decided to take stringent steps to ensure that all such vehicles get registrations from the state's motor vehicles department.
There are many business installations in different parts of the state that have also been approached to get their vehicles registered from the state's motor vehicles department.
Legal steps would be taken if such vehicles do not get registration numbers from the state's motor vehicles department.
The state Transport department is giving some time from now onwards to owners of such vehicles and legal steps against them would be taken if they do not take necessary steps in this regard within the stipulated time.