The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to cancel the registration and national permits of all tourist buses registered in Arunachal Pradesh but not operating in the state. The decision is likely to affect private travel agencies operating vehicles in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana that acquire national permits from Arunachal and Nagaland. According to official sources, the state transport commissioner has informed all the district tourism officers (DTOs) to cancel the registration of tourist buses and sleeper coaches in the state that operate their vehicles in other states, including Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, in violation of the Central Motor Vehicle (CMV) Act, 1986 and Central Motor Vehicle Act, 1989.
In a second letter, the commissioner also ordered the cancellation of national permits to such vehicles. The registrations of the vehicles have been done without physical inspection as mandated under the CMV Act, 1988 besides violation of the norm that requires verification of the address as required under the CMV Act, 1988 and CMV Act 1989, and prescribed dimensions of the motor vehicles under the CMTV Rules, 1989, the letters said. The DTOs have been instructed to direct the vehicle owners to report their vehicles to the nearest police stations.