Interstate agreement on operating a bus service between Ahmedabad & Dehradun

In the meeting of the State Transport Authority (STA), the Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation was given consent to operate a bus service between Ahmedabad and Dehradun from Haridwar. Apart from this, STA has also agreed to work on national permits to operate with unregistered service providers in the state.
In the meeting of the state transport authority held in the Secretariat on Saturday, the transport agreement was adopted between Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and accordingly, instructions were issued to issue the permit. In the meeting, STAs also discussed 109 permits issued to Uttarakhand Transport Corporation in the year 2012.
In this case, the High Court had directed the STA to return or cancel the permits issued on the Interstate routes without the transport agreement. In fact, this decision came when the transport agreement between Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh was not taken. It was decided in the meeting that now the transport agreement has been reached in both the states, therefore the transport corporation will renew it for these permits. A crucial decision in the meeting was also taken in connection with the online taxi service vehicles.
Actually, the Transport Department has put a bet on all cabs, Maxi, that they will not operate their vehicles under unregistered aggregator (service provider companies) in Uttarakhand. Online service providers opposed it. Their argument was that the Central Government can only bet on national permit-derived vehicles. For this reason the state can not stop them.
Given this fact, STA decided to exclude national permit-driven vehicles from this scope. The meeting was chaired by Commissioner Shailesh Bagoli. In the meeting, STA Secretary and Additional Transport Commissioner Sunita Singh besides STA members Sunder Singh Rawat and Rakit Walia were present.

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