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Haryana approves draft Stage Carriage Permit Scheme-2017 under Motor Vehicles Act

July 26, 2017 10:41 AM

Punjab News Express/ SK.Vyas
CHANDIGARH : Haryana Government today approved a draft Stage Carriage Permit Scheme-2017 under Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 under which 452 intra-state routes will be given to private operators in the state.
A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of State Cabinet held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Manohar Lal here today.
Under the State Carriage Permit Scheme, any State Transport Undertaking, person or society, firm, company in the state would be eligible to apply for a permit on intra-state routes. The permits will be granted as per the terms and conditions fixed by the State Government.
The permits will be granted to an applicant subject to the clearance of dues in respect of previous permits if any. The permits already granted under the City Bus Service Scheme, 2004 will be valid.
The Cabinet also approved the Haryana Motor Vehicles Taxation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, and reduced the rate of interest from 1.5 per cent to one per cent on the amount of tax due and penalty.
This Ordinance would validate the tax collected from September 19, 2016, to March 31, 2017. The reduction in the rate of interest from 1.5 per cent to one per cent would further rationalize the interest rate.
The Haryana Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 2016, was enacted on September 19, 2016, to collect tax on all types of vehicles by the Transport Department (Regulatory Wing). Thereafter, the Haryana Motor Vehicles Taxation Rules, 2016 were also notified on February 3, 2017, and the same came into force with effect from April 1, 2017.

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