No more per­mits and checks?

Commercial Vehicle - - CONTENTS -

To fa­cil­i­tate speed­ier and un­in­ter­rupted travel, the GST Coun­cil has ac­cepted the rec­om­men­da­tions to abol­ish state and na­tional per­mits, claim in­dus­try sources. They men­tion that the re­spec­tive de­part­ments will im­ple­ment them. Com­ing in the wake of truck­ers and fleet op­er­a­tors fac­ing en­try bar­ri­ers as they are stopped for other checks, the im­ple­men­ta­tion of rec­om­men­da­tions of the GST Coun­cil has been ac­cepted said sources. This they opined, in­cludes the in­tro­duc­tion of a fit­ness cer­tifi­cate with two years va­lid­ity, and would come topped with road tax, per­mits and pol­lu­tion checks. If the sources are to be­lieved, the GST Coun­cil, in the in­ter­est of seam­less travel, has also con­sid­ered the in­te­gra­tion of e-way bill with re­gional trans­port data­base giv­ing all in­for­ma­tion about a ve­hi­cle, in­clud­ing fit­ness, pol­lu­tion and per­mits. An eway bill could thus be gen­er­ated only af­ter the ve­hi­cle is found fit as per trans­port data­base, VAHAN. Sources men­tion that the min­istry of road trans­port and high­ways will man­date fit­ment of ve­hi­cle track­ing sys­tem in all goods trans­port ve­hi­cles even as it con­sid­ers di­rect­ing all en­force­ment agen­cies to record every in­stance of in­spec­tion or check­ing. The eway bill sys­tem could be used to cre­ate iden­ti­ties for all de­part­ments to en­able them to cre­ate ver­i­fi­ca­tion re­ports.

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