There are solutions if someone really needs .... Let’s go through below four suggestions. Government need no big money to invest and only need to implement policies. Business men will invest and riders will pay.
Fix GPS tracking to all public transport vehicles (including train service) and make it compulsory for route permit
Allow passengers to access for location information. This will encourage people to use the service as they know a bus will come within x minutes.
Monitor by authorities for speed, waiting times, etc. Develop a formula for service standard and give cut off mark. if they fail to achieve cut-off mark for a particular week, route permit will cancel automatically next week.
If no tracking records, route permit will be cancelled within a week.
Running without weekly permit (electronic permit which can view by public any time - by smart phone) will be a big offence and fine will be Rs. 100,000. Any police office can view it without new equipment (by his phone).
Stop importing ordinary busses from 1st January 2020.
Ask to replace all private busses imported before 2015 to luxury busses in 2025.
Those imported within 2015-2020 to be replaced when the vehicle age becomes 10 years. Then we have 100% luxury bus fleet on 2030.
0% import tax for luxury bus imports.
No harm to bus owners as they could use their existing busses at-least 10 years. Normally their investment will return withing 4 -5 years.
Stop 3-wheeler import from 1st January 2020.
Retire all 3-wheelers from 2030. ** This will be very sensitive case. Because majority of 3-wheeler owners are low income people. And need jobs for them. That’s why this cannot do immediately and we have to move it to 2030. 10 years are more than enough for them to adjust.
Then, this decision will discourage buying 3-wheelers as resale value will become less.
Increasing luxury buses will reduce the requirement of 3-wheeler as well as car taxi services will be taken over the last end transportation link(bus station to home) automatically.
Big tax for private vehicles use in office hours from 1st January 2021. Let’s say 7:00 am to 5:30 pm. – Rs. 75,000 to 100,000 per month.
People have to come early and go late by office by private vehicle or use public transport. This will encourage more working time as well.
Police could use an app provided to smart phones of officers to catch vehicles, so clear transparency is there.
Even private companies have to pay tax if they provide vehicles to employees. Definitely they will not pay other than top people.
Taxi vehicles need to take a permit and exempted from the tax.
Different colour number plate for office time tax paid vehicles.
If someone needs to use the vehicle for long journeys for personal (trip, visit relations, etc,) in office hours he needs to fix GPS for his vehicle (one time cost) and register under authority. If police caught, police will report but he could obtain exemption with tracking report.
Hope above having some sense.
Comments are most welcome......