Vehicles worth billions of rupees gather dust as govt fails to auction them on time
September 20, 2021 10:57 AM NPT
By: Madan Thakur
RAUTAHAT, Sept 20: Vehicles worth billions of rupees have started to rot in the yard of the customs office due to failure to auction them on time. The parts of vehicles that were seized from those importing them illegally and brought to the customs office during different times have started becoming useless.
The vehicles that have been stalled for the past four years have been turned into junk due to an untimely auction. Hundreds of vehicles that are worth billions of rupees have been parked in and around the Gaur Customs Office premises. The government could collect billions of rupees in revenue if these vehicles were auctioned on time.
According to the customs officials, the parts of the vehicles brought by the security personnel at the customs office have been stolen and they are not in working condition at present.
It is difficult to get the exact number of vehicles dumped at the customs office. According to an employee, the customs office has about 800 motorcycles of different companies, 60 four-wheeler small vehicles and a big truck. The spokesperson of the Gaur Customs Office, Abhijit Kumar Singh said that millions of rupees could be collected if the auction process is completed on time. “A number of vehicles have been turned into junk as the auction process has not progressed yet,” he said.