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The Motor Vehicles Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. LV OF 1983 )

Chapter V


Application for stage carriage permit
58. An application for a permit in respect of service of stage carriages or to use a particular motor vehicle as a stage carriage (in this Ordinance referred to as a stage carriage permit) shall, as far as may be, contain the following particulars, namely:-
(a) the routes or the areas to which the application relates;
(b) the number of vehicles it is proposed to operate on a route or areas, different routes or areas and the type and seating capacity of each such vehicle and also the number of vehicles intended to be kept in reserve to maintain the service and to provide for special occasions;
(c) the minimum and maximum number of daily trips proposed to be provided in relation to each route or area and the time table of the normal trips;
(d) the fare table, if any, for the different classes of passengers for different stages in relation to each route or area, or if there is no such fare table, proposed rate of fare per mile per passenger for different classes which it is proposed to be charged;
(e) the weight or luggage per passenger of the different classes which it is proposed to carry free of charge, and the charge that will be made for the carriage of excess luggage;
(f) the arrangement intended to be made for the housing and repair of vehicles, for the comfort and convenience of passengers and for the storage and safe custody of luggage; and
(g) such other matters as may be prescribed.
Explanation. For the purpose of this section, sections 60 and 69, “trip” means a single journey from one point to another and every journey shall be deemed to be a separate trip.

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