► Reducing direct interface of citizen with departmental personnel by encouraging IT-enabled services.
► Creating a robust mechanism for effective and objective regulation of road transport.
The Directorate of Transport is a department under the A & N Administration which manages the entire surface transport activities and services in the A & N Islands including bus services, issue of driving licence, vehicle registration, issue of different types of permits such as Stage Carriage, Contract Carriage etc. The Department has the following major organizational units under its umbrella providing several citizen-related services in the areas given below:
► State Transport Service (STS):For Bus Services.
►State Transport Authority (STA): The work of State Transport Authority has also been transferred and is being carried out w.e.f. April 01, 2008 by the Directorate of Transport which deals with control and regulation of Transport Vehicles in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
► The Motor Transport (MT) Department was set up by the British for the upkeep, maintenance and repair of Government vehicles.
► In March, 1956 the State Transport Service, a commercial wing of the MT Department was set up for the purpose of providing Road Transport Services to the people of South Andaman.
► Commenced operation with two mini buses and two makeshift buses (lorries converted into buses) in the South Andaman regions.
► Under the control of the IG (Police) from 1980 to 1982.
► In February 1982 the post of Director of Transport was filled on deputation basis and the Department started functioning under the control of a full-time Director of Transport (DoT).
► STS gradually spread its service network and as on today, service is provided in 12 Islands through 14 STS Units.
► Registration of Motor Vehicles and Driver Licensing and other provisions under the MV Act and Rules commenced in the Transport Department with effect from October 01, 2007.
AC Bus Services
Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri M Venkaiah Naidu flagged off the AC Urban Public Transport on January 17, 2020 from Mohanpura, Port Blair to provide better bus services to the citizens of Andaman.