Amit reviews MVD functioning, visits IDTR construction site

Amit Sharma, Special Secretary, Transport Department, chairing a meeting of officers at Jammu.
Amit Sharma, Special Secretary, Transport Department, chairing a meeting of officers at Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 3: Amit Sharma, Special Secretary to Government, Transport Department with additional charge of J&K Road Safety Council took a comprehensive review of the functioning of the Transport Department and conducted a field visit of the construction site of Institute of Driving & Traffic Research (IDTR).
The review meeting was chaired by Special Secretary from Transport Commissioner Office complex, with the presence of Additional Transport Commissioner Gurmukh Singh, RTO Jammu Dhanenter Singh, Assistant TC Swarn Singh and others in the meeting. Rest of the RTOs/ARTOs and related staff attended the said meeting through Video Conferencing.
Special Secretary Amit Sharma took a district-wise review and assured that all efforts are being made to restore proper services of various RTO/ARTO Offices spreading across the length and breadth of J&K.
Most of the ARTOs expressed apprehension before Special Secretary Amit Sharma regarding recent SRO 492 issued by the Government relating to 9% Token Tax to be charged from vehicles at the time of registration. They mentioned with a concern that the registration process in their respective jurisdictions have almost come to a halt due to sudden enhancement in the rate of registration and the Government needs to revisit it.
Apart from this, Special Secretary Transport Amit Sharma directed all MVD officers to hold regular awareness camps, medical camps for drivers/conductors and also inspect working of Driving Schools apart from laying special focus on the issuance of Fitness Certificates and strict implementation of Speed Governors in all kinds of vehicles plying in the hilly districts of J&K.
Amit Sharma along with RTO Jammu and Additional Transport Commissioner yesterday visited the construction site of Institute of Driving and Traffic Research (IDTR) which is coming-up in a big campus of almost 90 kanals in Bhalwal and Barn belt of Jammu. He was told by DGM JKPCC Pankaj Sawhney who is leading the site construction that the work of the whole complex shall be completed by December 2019 and it shall be handed over to the Transport Department.