An efficient and vibrant Road Transport System in a state is the most essential ingredient for the long-term socio-economic and cultural prosperities. It has direct bearing on the quality of the live of the people. With enormous implications embodied, the efficacies of road transport system are inextricably linked with the types and extent of regulatory, management and administrative setup in the State.
The Transport Department functions under the provisions of Section 213 of Motor Vehicle Act, 1988. It is one of the major department of the state. It is functioning in the State through its unit Offices i.e., Office of The Joint Transport Commissioner, Offices of District Transport Officer along with one Checkpost at Churaibari.
The primary thrust areas of the Transport Department are enforcement of Motor Vehicles Act and Rules and collection of Tax. Road Transport is no more the domain of public sector. Private sector has emerged as a strong force in providing efficient transport facilities throughout the Nation.
The Department is mainly responsible for regulation of the use of Motor Vehicles in the State and collection of Tax on Motor Vehicles, Road Safety, Control of Air and Noise pollution in accordance with the provisions of the following Acts and Rules:
The Transport Department is mainly involved in the task of the following functions and duties :