Bhopal:Tuesday, September 30 :With a view to strengthening transport service in Madhya Pradesh, especially in the remote and inaccessible areas, the state government has decided to give tax rebate to conjoint operators, who ply their vehicles in small patches of main roads. As per the decision taken on the initiative of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, now the conjoint operators will pay only Rs 160 per seat per month only in place of RS 250 per seat per month.
Transport Minister Shri Himmat Kothari informed that three-tier tax system has been introduced by the state government since June 2008. In view of this, various roads which did not fall under the category of main roads had to be declared as main roads. Due to this, the operators who were plying their vehicles in short patches on these main roads, had also come under the purview of tax and had to pay Rs 240 per seat per month. These vehicles were in operation much before denationalistion of roads. They were neither attached to Madhya Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation, nor were paying any premium to the corporation.
On the insistence of bus conductors, now the state government has give tax rebate to conjoint operators allowing them to pay Rs 160 per seat per month instead of Rs 250. The state government has issued gazette notification also in this connection.