Also accords approval to proposal for 189 Contract Carriage Permits, 11 Stage Carriage permits and 55 Auto Rickshaws
SRINAGAR- Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Asmad Aijaz who is also Chairman Regional Transport Authority (RTA) has accorded approval for plying Special Mini-Buses on 14 new identified routes, after successful trial runs on these routes, in addition to routine services in the Srinagar City.
In this regard, the DC said the approval has been accorded in view of the public demand, in the interest of smooth public transport system and in the interest of availability of transport services for all important Educational and Health institutions in the city. The DC also asked the RTO, Kashmir to bring the DC Office, Srinagar in one of the routes to facilitate the visiting public and the employees.
Likewise, to consider specific cases related to issue Letter of Authority for purchase of three wheeler autos, the RTA accorded approval for 55 Three Wheeler Auto Rickshaws solubject to the condition that the applicants shall purchase the vehicle within a period of one month.
On the occasion, the DC asked the RTO, Kashmir to get a survey done to assess the route wise vehicle carrying capacity of the roads to enable it to frame a policy in future accordingly.
The DC also asked the SDA authorities to finalize the identification of new parking spaces to facilitate the public and to decongest the roads.