Transporters yet to modify vehicles


Almost a month after the Haryana Government deadline to transporters to modify their vehicles as per the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, the Indian Foundation Of Transport Research and Training (IFTRT) team has found that there is a little compliance to the law and has written a letter to the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar drawing his attention to it.

The letter has also blamed the transport authorities of Gurgaon for not taking action against the transporters.

In mid-December 2014, the Haryana government had stopped renewing fitness certificates for trucks that did not adhere to the dimension norms. The transporters had threatened to go on indefinite strike seeking time to adhere to the norms. The government had then relented and had given a one-year exemption.

In a letter to Mr. Khattar earlier this week, S.P.Singh, Senior Fellow, IFTRT, said that a team visited the factories on January 28 and 29 in Gurgaon and NCR to see the real impact of the directions of the government. “A large number of such vehicles is being deliberately allowed to operate without renewal of annual permit and fitness certification as mandatory under Central Motor Vehicles Act, 1988,” said the letter.

Reacting to allegations, Regional Transport Officer, Gurgaon, Sushil Sarwan said: “Every day more than 20 people are coming with right-sized trucks. We are very strict in this regard. Not a single oversized truck has been granted fitness certificate after expiry of the relaxation period.”

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