Cabinet apprised of common transport agreement

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Chandigarh, Oct 21 (UNI) The Haryana Cabinet was apprised of the salient features of the reciprocal common transport agreement among governments of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh for unrestricted movement of vehicles in NCR for contract carriage.

All other passenger transport vehicles plying as contract carriage vehicles other than motor cabs (taxis and auto rickshaws) will pay taxes as per existing rates till unified rates are decided to the constituent state while entering in the jurisdiction of that state, an official spokesman said.

With the aforesaid agreement among the NCR states, the public would get much better, coordinated and efficient passenger transport service.

A large number of contract carriage vehicles were expected to be registered in the NCR states thus indirect employment will be generated. It is expected that about 3000 buses as contract carriage will be registered in one state.

Likewise, there will be increase in the registration of maxi cab type of vehicles. The state will thus fetch additional revenue towards registration of vehicles, road tax, passenger tax and permit fee. It is expected that the state would get more than Rs five crore annually.

It was observed that these carriage vehicles would include motor cabs, taxis, auto rickshaws permits (non temporary permits), contract carriage permits other than motor cabs, taxis, auto rickshaws (non temporary permits) and contract carriage permits (temporary permits).

This is likely to be more than compensated by increased services on account of higher registration of vehicles in Haryana and payment of allied taxis, the spokesman said.

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