LTA issues TINs for non-compliance of e-ticketing regulation
January 14, 2018 5:20 pm
The Land Transport Authority has to date issued fourty-eight Traffic Infringement Notices to passengers, bus drivers and bus companies for failing to comply with the Electronic Fare Ticketing Regulation.
Board Chair, Vijay Maharaj, says twenty-one passengers were fined twenty-five dollars each for using inappropriate cards or not paying fares.
Maharaj says fourteen drivers were fined twenty-five dollars each for allowing passengers to use inappropriate cards to travel without paying fares whereas thirteen bus drivers were fined one thousand dollars each for collecting cash.
The LTA has fined twenty-four bus companies five hundred dollars each for not having disposable cards in their buses and collecting cash.
“If they continue to violate the law – then actually what we will do is a ‘show cause’. We will call them to LTA and out in procedures and we will ask them why their license should not be canceled because they are habitual violators and that is something that is in the pipeline.”
Maharaj says 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.