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Plea to withdraw hike in fines for traffic violations

Plea to withdraw hike in fines for traffic violations

AITUC State Transport Corporation Workers' Federation pleaded to the Government to withdraw hike in fines for traffic violations. At the Union's State Executive Committee meeting, Federation President and ex MLA M. Arumugam and State Secretary S. Chinnaswamy spoke.

The following resolutions were passed. 1) Due to non-filling up of vacant posts of drivers and conductors in Government Transport Corporations, bus operations have been disrupted and passengers have been affected and revenue has been lost. There is a dire situation for staff to do additional work without leave. So, vacancies need to be filled up immediately. 2) Conductorless bus service is operated in districts including Erode. The ticket is issued at the departure point of the bus.

Nearby major bus stops were ready to board passengers but could not pick them up. It led to loss of revenue to TNSTC. It is  against the Motor Vehicle Act. Therefore, we request that bus operations without conductors should be stopped and buses should be operated with conductors. 3) Cash benefits to pensioners are not provided from May 2020 onwards. It should  be given in time. 4) DA hike was stopped since Nov 2015.

It should be given. 5) The fines have been increased many times without taking into account the fact that the number of vehicles in Tamil Nadu is constantly increasing while the road facilities are inadequate. So, the hike in penalty under MV Tax should be withdrawn.