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The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988

95. Power of State Government to make rules as to stage carriages and contract  carriages.

  1. A State  Government may  make  rules  to regulate, in respect of stage carriages and contract carriages and the conduct of passengers in such vehicles.
  2. Without   prejudice  to  the  generality  of  the  foregoing provision, such rules may--
  1. authorise  the removal  from such  vehicle of any person      contravening the rules by the driver or conductor of the vehicle, or, on  the request of the driver or conductor, or any passenger, by any police officer;
  2. require  a passenger  who is reasonably suspected by the driver or  conductor of  contraventing the rules to give his nameand address  to a police officer or to the driver or conductor ondemand;
  3. require  a passenger  to declare,  if so demanded by the driver or  conductor, the journey he intends to take or has takenin the  vehicle and to pay the fare for the whole of such journey and to accept any ticket issued therefor;
  4. require,  on demand  being made  for the  purpose by thedriver or  conductor or  other person authorised by the owners ofthe vehicle,  production during  the journey and surrender at theend of  the journey by the holder thereof of any ticket issued tohim;
  5. require  a passenger,  if so  requested by the driver or conductor, to  leave the vehicle on the completion of the journey the fare for which he has paid;
  6. require  the surrender  by the  holder  thereof  on  the expiry of the period for which it is issued of a ticket issued to him;
  7. require a passenger to abstain from doing anything which is likely  to obstruct  or interfere  with  the  working  of  the vehicle or  to cause  damage to  any part  of the  vehicle or its equipment  or   to  cause  injury  or  discomfort  to  any  other passenger;
  8. require a passenger not to smoke in any vehicle on which a notice prohibiting smoking is exhibited;
  9. require  the maintenance  of complaint  books  in  stage carriages and prescribe the conditions under which passengers can record any complaints in the same.

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