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Tag: Transport Department

Odisha Bus Owners' Association General Secretary
Odisha private bus owners threaten strike on July1 if 'long pending' demands aren't met

The Odisha Bus Owners' Association on Saturday threatened to go on strike from July 1 if their demands are not met by the State government by June 30.

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Odisha vehicle owners can apply for HSRP from June 1: STA

The online service to book High Security Registration Plates (HSRPs) and colour-coded stickers for old vehicles in Odisha will be available by the end of June 1, informed the State Transport Authority (STA) on Monday.

Transport Department
Odisha Transport Dept Directs RTOs For DL Suspensions Of Traffic Offenders

Traffic violators can now face stringent enforcement of road safety rules with suspension of their Driving License (DL).

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Odisha Transport Dept To Install Intelligent Cameras & Vehicle Location Tracking Systems

Bhubaneswar: The State Transport department will soon go hi-tech to penalise violators as part of its strategy to minimize loss of human lives in road accidents in Odisha. As per plans, the Transport department will soon install intelligent camera (CCTV) systems on the entire stretch of the National Highway No-16 from Rameswar in Khorda district […]

Govt Must Not Relent On Implementation of New MVA

By Sandeep Sahu The man looked mighty agitated. “By all means, impose means for all other traffic violations: registration, insurance, pollution and everything else. But for heaven’s sake, spare those lacking driving licenses (DLs)? How can you fine people when they have been waiting for their DLs for over a month and half after having […]

Automated Driving Testing Tracks In 18 Odisha Districts Soon: Transport Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: The crackdown on traffic violators and collection of hefty fines after the implementation of the new Motor Vehicles (MV) Act in September has resulted rush in offices of Regional Transport Officers (RTO) in Odisha with people queuing up for getting several documents including Driving Licences (DL). In a bid to provide some respite to […]

Proxy-Drivers Taking Driving Licence Test For Others In Odisha Fined Rs 55,000

Sundergarh: As many as five persons were caught while they were taking the driving license test as proxy drivers for others in Sundergarh district. As per reports, four persons were slapped with Rs 55,000 fine by the Motor Vehicle Inspector while another person was booked and forwarded to court for arriving at the driving license […]

Odisha Introduces Smart Queue Management System In RTOs
RTOs To Allot Registration For 2 Days During Durga Puja Holidays

Bhubaneswar: In view of large sale of motor vehicles during Durga Puja, the State Transport Authority (STA) has directed the regional transport offices (RTOs) to help people in allotment of new registrations for two days during the holiday period. The registration sections of all RTOs will remain open for two days—on October 5 and 7—from […]

Pvt Hospitals To Provide Free Treatment To Road Accident Victims in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to provide emergency treatment to road accident victims during the ‘Golden Hour’ (immediate one-hour time period following a traumatic injury), Odisha government on Saturday decided to extend free treatment of the victims in various private hospitals in the State. The scheme will be introduced at three hospitals- Apollo, AMRI and Ashwini […]

No Need To Panic Over New Motor Vehicles Act: Transport Secretary

Bhubaneswar: Amid brewing public dissatisfaction over police crackdown and collection of hefty fines from motorists violating revised traffic rules enforced under the new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act from September 1, the State government today urged people to get their necessary documents ready without fearing the tightened norms. “People don’t need to panic over the new […]

Odisha govt hikes bus fares across all categories

Bhubaneswar:  The Odisha government on Saturday hiked bus fares across all categories under the automatic fare adjustment mechanism following the increase in fuel prices. As per the order of the transport department, the bus fares for the ordinary and express have been increased by 2 paise per km. The charges for the deluxe and AC […]

‘Rash driving, overloading causes of Angul bus mishap’

Bhubaneswar/Angul: A day after the tragic bus accident that claimed six lives in Angul, the district administration held rash driving and over loading responsible for the mishap. Based on the report of three-member probe committee formed by the administration, Angul Collector Anil Samal also made the carelessness of the biker, who was also killed after […]

CCTV in buses soon for safety of passengers

Bhubaneswar: Keeping the safety of passengers, especially women, in view, the Odisha government has ordered installation of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in all private and government buses plying in the State. As many as 400 buses operating under State Transport department will have CCTV cameras installed in them by July 31 while the private […]

Private buses to stay off roads from tomorrow in protest against toll hike

Cuttack: Protesting against the decision to hike the fee collected at toll plazas, private bus operators in the State have decided to stop plying buses passing through all eight toll gates in the State set up by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) from tomorrow. “If the hiked amount is collected forcefully, we will […]