Assam transport minister Chandra Mohan Patowary handing over certificate to a section of DTOs in Guwahati on April 8

Assam transport minister Chandra Mohan Patowary lauded the department for generating a record-breaking revenue collection of Rs 1019.47 crore during the financial year 2021-22.

During the financial year 2020-21, the revenue was Rs 738.80 crore. This is an increase of 38 percent compared to the previous financial year, stated a press release of the department.

Minister Patowary also distributed a special award to commissionerate of transport for successfully surpassing Rs 1,000 crore revenue collections for the first time in Assam.

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

Interacting with the DTOs, Patowary said that the image of 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 garnered by the department is sustained.

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

Commissioner of transport, Adil Khan stated that the state road safety council has conducted road safety audit of 46 road stretches across 18 districts covering 254 vulnerable accident-prone spots to identify the discrepancies in road engineering aspects and plan for audit of 14 road stretches is ready.

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