Punjab minister demands strict action against illegal plying of buses
Punjab Transport Minister Aruna Chaudhary Wednesday directed officials to act tough against those who ply buses illegally and have zero-tolerance towards malpractices. The directions came during her meeting with the general managers of the Pepsu Roadways Transport Corporation (PRTC) and secretaries of the Regional Transport Authority (RTAs), according to an official release.
The minister ordered the officers to come down heavily on those plying their buses illegally without proper documents, the release said. Chaudhary also asked the officers to have a result-oriented approach for revenue generation and added that their performance would be linked to revenue mobilisation. The Punjab government has vowed to provide clean and efficient governance. It made a commitment to serve the people and be answerable to them. The transport department must occupy the "numero uno spot in terms of serving the people of Punjab", the minister said.
(With inputs from agencies.)