Port Blair, March 20: A meeting was held on  20.03.2013 in the Conference Hall of Secretariat under the chairmanship of Commissioner-cum-Secretary(Trpt) and in the presence of  Senior officers including Secretary(Tribal Welfare), Inspector General of Police(L&O), Deputy Commissioner(South Andaman) and SP(South Andaman)to sensitise the transporters, tour operators and other stake holders regarding the importance of strict implementation of PAT Regulation 2012 and monitoring of ATR users consequent  to the judgement vide Hon’ble Supreme Court on 5th March 2013. The participants were explained about the legal position regarding ATR and reiterated the responsibility of government agencies and transporters, tour operators, drivers and others in ensuring compliance of regulations.

All the vehicle operators were asked to ensure that the proper documentation of their passengers/customers was carried out and information furnished to the regulatory authorities at the check post. Co-operation of transporters, vehicle operators and others were sought in nabbing the culprits who might attempt to violate the regulators.

The participants whole heartedly agreed to cooperate and follow the procedure laid down by the administration in regulating the ATR and their responsibility to ensure compliance by their crew and passengers.