GUWAHATI: The Assam transport department has posted a 38 percent jump in revenue collection, generating a record sum of Rs 1019.47 crore during the financial year 2021-22 as against a collection of Rs 738.80 crore during the financial year 2020-21.

Transport minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, while interacting with the district transport officers in a conference at the Assam Administrative Staff College here on Friday, lauded the achievement of the department in generating a net increase of Rs 280.67 crore in 2021-22 from the previous year.

Patowary also distributed a special award to the Commissionerate of Transport for surpassing Rs 1,000-crore revenue collection mark for the first time in Assam.

He also distributed awards to DTO, Goalpara for maximum revenue collection; DTO, Kamrup (Enforcement) for achieving 100 percent target in the area of enforcement; DTO, Jorhat for 100 percent target achievement of revenue collection, etc.

Interacting with the DTOs, minister Patowary said the image of the transport department from the public’s perspective has undergone a huge transformation owing to the online, faceless and contactless services offered for easy access for the general public. 

He further called upon the DTOs to adhere to good governance and practices in their respective offices so that the good image of the department is sustained.

Moreover, certificates of appreciation were given to 20 districts for 100 percent achievement of their allotted revenue target for the financial year 2021-22.

Transport commissioner Adil Khan stated that the State Road Safety Council has conducted a road safety audit of 46 road stretches across 18 districts covering 254 vulnerable accident-prone spots to identify the discrepancies in road engineering.

A plan for the audit of 14 road stretches is also ready, he said.

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