6,000 Pvt Buses Plying in Odisha Without Registration !

Cuttack: All Odisha PrivateBus Owners’ Association hasclaimed that they are running14,000 buses in the state while
the State Transport Authority(STA) has a record of 8,000buses. Thus, around 6,000 busesare plying without registrationand route permit.This came to fore after adispute erupted between AllOdisha Private Bus Owners’Association opposing the plyingof state-run buses on certainroutes under the LocationAccessible Multimodal Initiative(LAccMI) schemeWe have ordered for scrutinyof the number of private busesplying in the state. Documentsof all buses will be verified toidentify the buses plying illegallyand action will be taken againstthe errant owners, said a seniorofficial of STA.On October 20, the private bus\operators went on a strike andcalled off their agitation later inthe day after discussion with thegovernment.The association claimed thatthe LAccMI scheme, which isaimed at connecting all gram

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