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LTA invests

Salaseini Moceiwai
Saturday, August 16, 2014

THE three fully-automated vehicle inspection systems brought in by the LTA cost about $1million.

With one of the systems being installed in the Central/Eastern Division, the authority is working on setting up another in the West before moving North for the third one.

In an interview yesterday, LTA spokesman Iliesa Sokia said the systems were aimed at improving the PSV sector.

"The most recent establishment is the installation of one of the inspection systems at the Valelevu LTA," he said.

"The same equipment has arrived for LTA West and right now, we are waiting for the construction of a complex to install and house the vehicle inspection gadgets.

"Talks are also underway for another machine to cater for LTA customers in the North.

"It is expected to cost about $1m when all three systems are set up and running in all the regions."

Mr Sokia added: "The machines are expected to save manpower, time and effort. Before inspections were done on a manual basis but now, the machines will take over."

"The systems will determine whether the vehicles inspected are fit or not.

"If they are not, they will be given defect notices and will be requested to improve the conditions of their vehicles before undergoing another round of inspection.

"If it's still unfit, it won't be issued with certificates to operate on our country's roads."

Mr Sokia said the systems would be a reminder to vehicles owners to always ensure their vehicles were fully maintained.

"The machines will do all the inspection jobs for us. This is a milestone and is part of our efforts to ensure the vehicles are in good and safe conditions."





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