Bhubaneswar: In a significant move, the Odisha Government today exempted road tax for buses and other passenger vehicles for three months from April to June, 2020.
“Commerce & Transport Department in exercise of powers conferred under Section 15(1) of the Odisha Motor Vehicle Taxation (OMVT) Act, 1975 has been pleased to exempt the tax & additional tax of Stage/Contract Carriages in the State for 3(three) months i.e. April, May and June, 2020,” an official notification said.
Earlier, All Odisha Private Bus Owners’ Association had demanded exemption of the road tax and put on hold resumption of private bus services in the state. However, the bus services resumed on May 28 after the government gave private bus owners an assurance regarding fulfillment of their demand.