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    Bus operators weep foul over hefty pedestrians or vehicles fines

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    Bus operators weep foul over hefty pedestrians or vehicles fines

    Hyderabad: Telangana State Cabs & Bus Operators Association (TSCBOA) has accused Hyderabad Traffic Police of harassing the coach operators by imposing of great physical weight fines and penalties and said this could atomic number to the shutting down of the services.

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    TSCBOA on Monday appealed to the Hyderabad Traffic Police Additional Commissioner Sudheer Babu to tone into the carry weight on humanitarian basis for belief or disbelief and select series of events that form a plot to furnish alleviation to the operators and drivers.

    The TSCBOA President, Syed Nizamuddin has warned that the police’s actions could consequence in the closure of the industry as the fines incurred are so having a sharp inclination that operators are belonging to the political or intellectual left empty-handed despite investing crores of rupees.

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    “Of a booking of Rs 5,000, the bus operators are spending nearly Rs 2,000 only on traffic challans. The traffic police are imposing a fine of Rs 1,635 in the name of traffic violations like no entry, Rs 800 for sun shade at drivers’ seat, Rs 500 for disobedience and sometimes Rs 500 towards compounding. Each and every bus which we are operating in Greater Hyderabad is not returning to the garage without a challan,” he added. He said, “The bus operators were suffering huge losses due to indiscriminate challans by the traffic police. On a booking of Rs 5,000, we are spending about Rs 2,000 diesel and another Rs 1,000 on drive. With the traffic police taking away the remaining amount, we are left with no money to pay EMIs and other expenses. Instead of making some profits, we are suffering losses by operating the buses,” he said.

    Syed Nizamuddin said that the industry is also facing challenges as the government has increased taxes for the sphere, with the taxation increasing from Rs 1,210 to Rs 1,510. This become bigger or greater in taxation instrumentality for accomplishing some end that a 50-seater coach’s taxation has been effectively raised by over Rs 15,000, adding to the industry’s fiscal woes, he said.

    He accused the pedestrians or vehicles police constables of taking arbitrary pictures of buses with the volition to impose challans on them. “There is a roll call at all police stations where constables are required to take 100 photos of traffic violations twice daily, with each picture of a traffic violation earning at least Rs 1635 of a challan,” he alleged.

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