Punjab Bans Vulgar Songs In Buses

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Almost similar directions to the department concerned were given by Mr Ajit Singh Kohar, Transport Minister, Punjab, on October 31, 2012. However, the things remained unchanged during that period. The directions were not followed in true spirit. Perhaps, this had led the minister to again issue the direction to check the use of vulgar and provocative music in the state run transport buses with immediate effect. It is now hoped that the directions would be enforced strictly as it is very embarrassing for passengers, especially females, when vulgar and provocative music is used in the state run transport buses. At the same time similar directions should be issued for buses being run by private transporters in Punjab. 
Chandigarh, November 2, 2015:Mr.Ajit Singh Kohar, Transport Minister Punjab has banned the use of vulgar and provocative music in the state run transport buses with immediate effect. While giving formal directions to the department to stop airing the vulgar songs, Mr.Kohar said that any bus driver violating government’s directive would have to face strict departmental action.
The Minister reiterated that the Punjab government was committed to provide best transport services to its people and it was imperative for the officers concerned to ensure the proper and forceful implementation of the instructions in larger public interest.
Random surprise checks would be conducted by a specially constituted committee to check the use of provocative music in the buses, said the minister. He also said that the frequent use of vulgar and loud music in the buses not only generates mental pollution amongst the passengers but instrumental in fatal accidents occurred due to distraction of the drivers.
This type of music goes contrary to both the rich cultural heritage of the state and also the dictate of the independent state level censor board which was especially constituted to check vulgarity in the Punjabi songs. The minister also urged the general public to contact him personally if they come across anything erroneous with regard to the transport facilities extended to them by the Punjab Government.
It may be recalled here that on October 31, 2012 Ajit Singh Kohar, Transport Minister, Punjab, had banned the use of vulgar and provocative music in the state run transport buses with immediate effect. While giving formal directions to the department to stop airing the vulgar songs, Kohar said that any bus driver violating government’s directive would have to face strict departmental action. In an official release the Minister had reiterated that “the Punjab government was committed to provide best transport services to its people and it was imperative for the officers concerned to ensure the proper and forceful implementation of the instructions in larger public interest. Random surprise checks would be conducted by a specially constituted committee to check the use of provocative music in the buses, said the minister. He also said that the frequent use of vulgar and loud music in the buses not only generates mental pollution amongst the passengers but instrumental in fatal accidents occurred due to distraction of the drivers. This type of music goes contrary to both the rich cultural heritage of the state and also the dictate of the independent state level censor board which was especially constituted to check vulgarity in the Punjabi songs. The minister also urged the general public to contact him personally if they come across anything erroneous with regard to the transport facilities extended to them by the Punjab Government.”
However, the things remained unchanged during that period. The directions were not followed in true spirit. Perhaps, this had led the minister to again issue the direction to check the use of vulgar and provocative music in the state run transport buses with immediate effect. It is now hoped that the directions would be enforced strictly as it is very embarrassing for passengers, especially females, when vulgar and provocative music is used in the state run transport buses. At the same time similar directions should be issued for buses being run by private transporters in Punjab. 
 
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Monday, November 2, 2015