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Tag: Odisha Transport Minister

Odisha To Phase Out 15-Yr-Old Vehicles To Keep Them Off Roads
Odisha To Phase Out 15-Yr-Old Vehicles To Keep Them Off Roads

Vehicles older than 15 years will be phased out in order to keep them off roads, said Odisha Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera on Monday. 

Odisha Motor Vehicle Drivers Stage Protest Demanding Compensation, Insurance

Bhubaneswar: Members of the Odisha Motor Vehicle Drivers’ Association that include drivers, conductors helpers staged a Dharna at Baramunda Bus Terminal in Bhubaneswar demanding compensation for the losses suffered during the lockdown in last three months. Other demands of the association members include insurance coverage worth Rs 50 Lakh and recognition as employees of the […]

Private Buses
Not Feasible To Operate With 50% Seat Occupancy: Odisha Bus Owners

Bhubaneswar: The All Odisha Private Bus Owners’ Association today decided not to ply buses in the Green Zones citing that it will be unprofitable and unfeasible to operate with 50 per cent seat occupancy as stipulated by the COVID19 lockdown guidelines. Clarifying its stance, treasurer of the association, Barada Acharya said though Odisha government was […]

Odisha Seeks Central Assistance To Curb Road Mishaps

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government needs more central assistance for its road safety awareness campaigns, said Transport Minister Padmanabh Behera ahead of his visit to New Delhi to attend a meeting as a part of the National Road Safety Week observance. As per reports, Odisha ranks 5th in terms of road accidents, however, the state has reportedly […]

People To Get Money Back In Case Of Wrong Challans: Transport Minister

Bhubaneswar: Amid reports that people in Odisha are facing numerous problems after being issued ‘wrong challans’, Transport minister Padmanabha Behera on Friday said the money will be refunded in such cases. “Those who are violating traffic rules and escaping without paying penalties will be identified through CCTV cameras installed at various traffic junctions. Based on […]

No Reduction In Traffic Penalties In Odisha: Minister

Bhubaneswar: There seem to be no relief coming in for the commuters from the new Motor Vehicles Act as Odisha government hinted at not reducing the hefty fines for traffic violations in the State. Replying to a media query whether there are any plans to bring down the fines, State transport minister Padmanabha Behera made […]

Odisha govt's promise of no toll tax at Pipili falls flat

Bhubaneswar: Even after the Odisha government’s announcement that no tax will be collected at Pipili toll gate on the days of Gundicha Yatra, Bahuda Yatra and Suna Besha of Lord Jagannath, devotees travelling to Puri had to pay tax which has led to resentment among them. The toll gate officials at Pipili alleged that they […]