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The Kamrup Metro transport department on Monday seized 11 city buses for not following the recently introduced guidelines that have been developed for the buses of Guwahati.

Cases were registered against more than 17 city buses while around Rs 10,000 was collected as penalty during the drive conducted at Beltola Chariali in the city, according to reports.

The Kamrup Metro transport department had introduced new guidelines for the city buses of Guwahati last month in order to ease traffic congestion.

According to the new rules, the bus driver’s photograph will have to be pasted on the left side of the front glass of the bus so that it is visible even from a distance of 50 metres.

The photograph will have to bear the signatures and seals of high level officials of the district transport office.

Also, as a part of the new rule, there should be no handymen in the buses and only the conductor will be in the bus to collect fares from the passengers.

Earlier, the drivers and handymen could keep a bus waiting for longer period at a bus stop according to their wish but after the new guidelines have been introduced, they will not be able to keep the buses waiting for more than 2 minutes at a bus stop.

Earlier, the bus owners’ association had the authority to issue permission for running buses in the city but now, the transport department will issue permits.

The new guidelines for the city buses have been introduced as a number of complaints had been raised by some passengers against handymen and drivers of the city buses.

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