Thursday, December 13, 2018

Transport Department issues its Zero Tolerance note after fatal road accident in city

Port Blair, Dec 12: A fatal accident took place on 11.12.2018 involving the Stage Carriage Bus bearing registration No. AN 01A 2112 which resulted in the death of an innocent road user Imam Abdul Rashid (54), resident of Phoenix Bay, while coming on his scooter from Dairy Farm with his wife pillion riding when a private bus 'Dinesh Transport' hit them from behind. Imam was crushed under the wheels and died on the spot at Junglighat.
The Deputy Director (Admn.), Transport in its press note, said, “such incidents not only result in the loss of life but inflict an unforgettable grief to the family of the deceased. It is high time that stringent actions are taken against the irresponsible Bus Operators and crew members. Transport Department is committed towards zero tolerance towards such accidents due to rash & negligent driving and violation of traffic rules & norms. In order to give a clear and firm message to the irresponsible Bus Operators/ crew members & the violators of traffic norms/ rules, the following immediate actions have been taken by the Transport Department:
1. The Drivers has been disqualified from holding a driving license and driving the motor vehicles of any class for a period of one year w.e.f 12.12.2018.
2. The Stage Carriage Permit of the Bus bearing registration No. AN 01 A 2112 has been suspended for a period of one year.
3.  Action has been initiated for cancellation of the permit of the Stage Carriage Bus bearing registration No. AN 01A 2112.
4. The Department is examining the possibility to cancel all the route permits of the concerned owner.
All the Owners/ Operators of the Motor Vehicles especially the Stage Carriage Buses are hereby advised to show a sense of responsibility towards the other road users. Strict actions shall be taken by the Administration for any such kind of violations”.

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