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The Motor Vehicles Ordinance, 1983

( Ordinance NO. LV OF 1983 )

Chapter V


Procedure of Transport Committee in considering application for stage carriage permit
59. (1) A Transport Committee shall, in considering an application for a stage carriage permit, have regard to the following matters, namely:-
(a) the interest of the public generally;
(b) the advantages to the public of the service to be provided, including the saving of time likely to be effected thereby and any convenience arising from journey not being broken;
(c) the adequacy of other passenger transport service operating or likely to operate in near future, whether by road or other means, between the places to be served;
(d) the benefit to any particular locality or localities likely to be effected by the service;
(e) the operation by the applicant or other transport service including those in respect of which applications for permits are pending;
(f) the conditions of the roads included in the proposed route or area;
(g) whether the vehicle is roadworthy and mechanically fit, and shall also take into consideration any representation made by persons already providing by any means along or near the proposed route or area or by any association representing persons interested in the provision of road transport facilities recognised in this behalf by the Government or by local authority or police authority within whose jurisdiction any part of the proposed route or area lies:
Provided that other condition being equal, an application for a stage carriage permit from a co operative society registered or deemed to have been registered under any enactment in force for the time being shall, as far as may be, given preference over applications from individual operators.
(2) A Transport Committee may, having regard to the matters mentioned in sub section (1), limit the number of stage carriage generally or of any specified type for which stage carriage permits may be granted in the region or in any specified route within the region.

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