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Odisha Transport Department notifies 31 Services under PSA 2012

OdishaBhubaneswar, 9th July: In another step towards improving the quality of governance, Govt in Commerce & Transport department have notified a total number of 31 services under Odisha right to public Services Act, 2012. This has been discussed in a high level review meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Sri Gokul Chandra Pati in secretariat conference hall today.

Presenting the updates the Secretary of the department Sri Sanjaya Rastogi said that as of now online delivery of services is being done for 13 number of services and 18 more services have been notified under the Act in June, 2015. The progress of the projects like automated driving test track, modernized vehicle inspection and certification center, revenue collection and road safety were discussed in the meeting.

Chief Secretary directed to identify the spots on roads that are more vulnerable for accidents with inputs from police records. The department has also been directed to track the accidents being committed by drivers because of reckless driving and reflect those in their license document.

​Available data shows that sensor based technology embedded automated driving test tracks are being developed by the department for ensuring error free driving test result.

As of now, civil construction for this track has been completed in 5 RTOs namely Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj. Chief Secretary has directed to expedite the completion of the works in other RTO areas also. Apart from this, another 12 such tracks have been taken up in various RTOs of the State.

​Modernized vehicle inspection and certification project has been taken up for checking vehicle fitness through a stringent and mechanized testing system. A model center is being developed at Cuttack with estimated cost of 15.40 cr in partnership with Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Govt of India.

Five Acers of land required for the purpose has already been acquired at Arilo, Cuttack. it has been targeted to start functioning of the center from March,2017.

Qualitative training in heavy motor vehicle has been started on PPP mode. Ashok Leyland and Tata Motors have been selected as training partners in this. As of now, Ashok Leyland have already started their institute at Chhatia and have trained around 251 youths during 2014-15.

Tata Motors have started construction of 2 training centers one at Berhampur and other at Keonjar. It has been decided to enhance training capacity of Govt LMV training institute to 500 during 2015-16. Apart from this, 76 private training institutes have been empanelled for imparting LMV training.

A total number of 2068 youths have been trained in LMV during the year 2014-15. There has been significant growth in revenue collection through the department in comparison to last year. A total amount of around Rs911 cr has been collected in 2014-15 against a collection of around Rs860 cr. in 2013-14.

​The Development Commissioner Sri U.N. Behera along with other senior officers of the department participated in the discussion.

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