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Bus companies issued traffic infringement notices

Luke Nacei
Saturday, January 13, 2018

TWENTY-FOUR bus companies around the country have been issued with traffic infringement notices (TINs) for failing to have disposable eTransport cards in their buses and for collecting cash.

Land Transport Authority Board chairperson Vijay Maharaj said the LTA engaged about 40 enforcement officers to monitor the enforcement of the omnibus electronic fare ticketing regulations throughout the country.

Mr Maharaj said since August last year, LTA continuously carried out extensive awareness on the eticketing operations for three months, after which the proper enforcement was implemented.

He said TINs were issued to the bus drivers and passengers for various offences under the Electronic Fare Ticketing (Ominibus) (Amendment) Regulation 2017 which came into effect from November 2, 2017.

"A total of 21 TINs were issued to passengers for using inappropriate cards or not paying fares, 25 TINs issued to drivers for allowing passengers to use inappropriate cards or travel without paying fares; and 13 TINs were issued to drivers for collecting cash," he said.

Meanwhile, LTA's Enforcement Officers have been present daily at major bus stands and bus stops to monitor the e-ticketing operations and take appropriate actions where required.

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