Chandigarh: The Transport Union on Tuesday called upon the UT Administration to review its decision of setting up the deadline of December 31 for the installation of speed governors in transport vehicles plying on the city roads.
The Transport Union met Transport Secretary K.K. Jindal in this regard and put forth their problem.
The union president said, “We have requested the Transport Secretary to relax the time period as the Centre has asked the UT to implement the decision by January 31 and not December 31.”
However, Jindail said, “We will take up the matter with the Adviser and if the government notification reads that the deadline is January 31, we may relax it.”
Recently, the Administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh, in exercise of powers conferred under Rule 118 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, has notified for fixing speed governors (speed controlling device) conforming to Standard AIS:018 in various transport vehicles.
The notification reads,”The transport vehicles registered prior to July 31, 2016, and are not already fitted with speed governors shall be provided speed governors (speed limiting device or speed limiting function) having a maximum pre-set speed of 80 kmph or such lower speed limit, as may be specified by the Chandigarh Administration from time to time, conforming to Standard AIS:018/2001, as amended from time to time. The devices shall be fitted with the devices by the operators of those vehicles on or before December 31, 2016.
The notification further reads, “In the categories of transport vehicles carrying hazardous goods and those transport vehicles which are dumpers, tankers or school buses/local Chandigarh Transport Undertaking vehicles registered prior to December 31, 2016, and not already fitted with speed governors (speed limiting device or speed limiting function) shall be equipped or fitted by December 31, 2016, by the operators of those vehicles, with a speed governors (speed limiting device or speed limiting function) having a maximum pre-set speed of 60 kmph or such lower speed limit as may be specified by the Chandigarh Administration, conforming to Standard AIS:018/2001 as amended from time to time.”
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