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Transport tax collection centres in Rajasthan to be shut from July 1

CM said that the transport department will soon start working in a planned manner by making a master plan.

Statesman News Service | Jaipur |

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced that all the transport tax collection centres in the state will be closed from July 1.

Tax concerned with vehicles entering and exiting the state (interstate tax) will be deposited online to provide convenience to the vehicle operators, while reviewing the progress in Transport Department and Road safety here on Friday evening, Gehlot said.

The State Government was increasing the number of the digital interceptors on the national and state highways for taking action against vehicle drivers violating the transport rules, he said adding, soon a state-level task force will be formed to reduce the accidents.

He said that 82% of deaths in the State take place due to speeding, along with this, every year thousands of citizens die in road accidents due to violation of rules. It is our endeavour that the figure for Rajasthan comes at the minimum level.

Gehlot directed the Medical and Health Department officers to ensure free treatment of people injured in road accidents in Government and private hospitals.

Expressing concern over the road accidents he said that the efforts, innovations and campaigns that were made during the last days to improve the road safety management and reduce the accidents should be continued. He said that the transport department, police department, public works department and other concerned departments working in complete coordination should establish Rajasthan as the model state in road safety management.

CM said that the transport department will soon start working in a planned manner by making a master plan.