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Check Overloading Of Public And Private Vehicles: Uttarakhand HC To SPs [Read Order]

Apoorva Mandhani
8 Sep 2017 5:15 AM GMT
Check Overloading Of Public And Private Vehicles: Uttarakhand HC To SPs [Read Order]
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The Uttarakhand High Court, on Thursday, directed the Senior Superintendents of Police and Superintendents of Police to check overloading of public conveyance as well as transport vehicles, including school vans.

The order was issued on a Petition filed by one Mr. Arun Kumar, who had also pointed out that the buses from adjoining States were plying in Uttarakhand, without any reciprocal arrangement between two States.

Accepting such contentions, the Court observed, “It is the duty of the State Government to ensure that the motor vehicles are plied in the State strictly as per law.”

It then took note of the number of accidents happening in the State due to its peculiar geographical and difficult terrain, and issued the following directions:

  1. “1. All the Regional Transport Officers, Assistant Regional Transport Officers (Enforcement) as well as the Regional Transport Authorities, throughout the State of Uttarakhand, are directed to ensure due compliance of the provisions of Sections 66, 86 and 88 of the Motor Vehicles Act, and the Rules framed thereunder, by conducting the surprise checks.

  2. It shall be the duty of the respondent State to ensure that no buses of adjoining States are plied without any reciprocal arrangement entered into between the State of Uttarakhand and the adjoining States.

  3. The State Government is directed to ensure that all the motor vehicles registered under the Motor Vehicles Act i.e. Schools Vans, Private Buses, Maxi Cab, Auto-rickshaws, Tempos, Tata Magic, Tata Maximo, Jugad etc. are plied strictly in conformity with the law and the Rules framed under the Motor Vehicles Act.

  4. All the Senior Superintendents of Police/Superintendents of Police are directed to check overloading in the public conveyance as well as in transport vehicles including School Vans.”

Read the Order Here

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