Ticket theft in Delhi Airport-Ludhiana Volvo bus
The “Minister’s Flying Squad”, recently constituted on the directions of Punjab Transport Minister S. Laljit Singh Bhullar to crack down against corrupt practices in the department, has caught ticket theft during a surprise check of the Volvo bus bound for Ludhiana from International Airport, New Delhi.
Divulging in this regard, the Transport Minister said, the 6-member squad checked IGI Airport Delhi-Ludhiana Volvo bus number PB08-CX-9053 of Jalandhar depot at Panipat at 11.20 PM last night. During the checking, it was found that the conductor had not given tickets to the passengers after taking Rs 3,555.
S. Bhullar instructed the Secretary Transport to immediately fire the bus conductor Jagdish Singh from service for embezzling Rs.3,555. He reiterated that corruption at any level will not be tolerated at any cost as the Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Mann led government has adopted a zero tolerance policy against corruption.
“Minister’s Flying Squad” tackling corrupt practices with iron-hand
Punjab Transport Department has formed the “Minister’s Flying Squad” last week to deal with ticket thefts and to ensure implementation of bus timetables at bus stands.
As per the instruction of the Transport Minister, this squad was entrusted upon the duty to check the entire bus operation at the bus stands as per the approved time-table, besides ensuring STU bus service on all routes and checking of depots. This team has been asked to submit its report to the Director State Transport after each checking, who further will directly furnish the report to the Transport Minister.
The squad headed by Punjab Roadways Ludhiana General Manager Mr. Navraj Batish, has five members Mr. Madan Lal (S.S.), Mr. Ramesh Kumar and Mr. Sukhwinder Singh (both Inspectors), Mr. Surinder Kumar and Mr. Sukhdeep Singh (both Sub-Inspectors).