Chandigarh, August 31 – Haryana Government has notified Stage Carriage Permit Scheme 2013.
While stating this here today, a spokesman of Transport Department said that 198 permits would be granted to private operators in district Ambala, 220 in district Bhiwani, 62 in Faridabad, 188 in Fatehabad, 90 in Gurgaon, 328 in Hisar, 160 in Jhajjar, 242 in Jind, 224 in Kaithal, 182 in Karnal, 134 in Kurukshetra, 102 in Mahendergarh, 90 in Mewat, 112 in Palwal, 68 in Panchkula, 218 in Panipat, 160 in Rewari, 173 in Rohtak, 238 in Sirsa, 194 in Sonipat and 136 permits would be given in district Yamunanagar.
He said that as per the approved scheme, any person of Haryana domicile, society, firm or company registered in Haryana and local bodies within their respective jurisdiction, in the state would be eligible to apply for permit under the scheme. A society, firm, company or individual person would be eligible to apply only for one permit. No society, firm, company or family in case of an individual applicant (family means the applicant, his or her spouse and their minor children) would be granted more than one permit under the scheme.
He said that the existing permit holders would be given an option to obtain permits on their existing routes including in the schedule. If the number of permits mentioned against a particular route included in the schedule falls short of the number of eligible applicants, the number of permits on such route would be deemed to have increased equal to the number of eligible applicants. He said that the remaining existing permit holders who do not give option on their existing route would be asked to indicate their choices on ten routes or permits out of the remaining routes or permits included in the schedule in order of preference. Remaining routes or permits means routes or permits after allotment of permits. If the number of applicants on a particular route is more than the number of remaining permits, the permits would be allotted through draw of lots. In case, an existing permit holder is not able to get permit as per his first choice, his second choice and so on and so forth would be considered. In case no permit has been granted out of the ten choices, the permit holder would be asked to give option on another ten routes or permits. The process would go on till all the existing permit holders are allotted the permits, he added.
The spokesman said that the existing permit holders would be given the preference in the districts where they are holding permits. After allotment of permits to the permit holders belonging to a district, the permit holders of other districts would be given option to apply for permits out of the remaining routes or permits included in the schedule. No additional permit would be granted to any private operator or co-operative Transport Society or any of its members already holding a stage carriage permit.
He said that the routes and permits of the existing permit holders under the 1993 and 2001 Scheme, who continue to ply on their existing routes, on which they have been granted permits by the Transport Authority, not included in the Schedule, shall in addition be deemed to have become part of the schedule of this scheme. He said that after adjusting the private permit holders of 1993 and 2001 schemes in the said manner, applications for grant of remaining permits would be invited. If the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of permits to be granted on a particular route, the permits would be granted to the eligible applicants through draw of lots.
The spokesman said that no extension, curtailment, variation or alteration in the route would be allowed under the Scheme. The partial variation in the route may be allowed on temporary basis only in those cases where part of allotted route becomes non-motor able after commencement of operations by the permit holder. The variation would be allowed in such a way that as far as possible the villages and towns falling on the non-motor able portion of the allotted route are served, keeping the starting and terminating point of the route unchanged. Total variation in the allotted route would not exceed twenty four kilometers or twice the length of the non-motor able portion of the allotted route, whichever is less. Such temporary variation would be allowed till the time the original allotted route of the permit holder becomes motorable and the permit holder would return to his original allotted route as soon as it becomes motorable, he added.