During a meeting of the Transport department, the State’s Transport minister Yashpal Arya flagged off four new Interceptors on Tuesday. He also issued directions regarding the construction of Haldwani ISBT, operation of e-vehicles and re-establishment of bus stops in Kashipur and Rudrapur. The Transport secretary Shailesh Bagauli has also directed officers to identify the land for the construction of Haldwani ISBT within a week.
Minister Arya said, “In the mountains region of Uttarakhand over speeding has become one of the biggest factors causing road accidents. To put a brake on these accidents and to put a check on over speeding, the Interceptors will be playing a big role. These vehicles are updated with latest technology and provide the opportunity to take immediate action against those who are found breaking the rules.”For the purchase of new buses in Transport Corporation, he said that following the bus body code tenders procedure should be initiated along with the memorandum of understanding for five new electronic buses.About the Kashipur bus terminal, where the construction of flyover was creating problems for the locals and visitors he directed the officers of Transport Corporation, department and local administration to survey the site to ascertain whether the present depot can operate from the area or not.