Mission and Vision
The National Transport Authority (NTA) is a department operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport. It was established under the Road Traffic Act in 1980 and has, as main responsibility, the registration of motor vehicles and their licensing, the regulation and control of road transport in Mauritius including Rodrigues and other islands failing under its jurisdiction.
The responsibility for the administration of the NTA rests with the Road Transport Commissioner.
The NTA also has a Board constituted under section 73 of the Road Traffic Act. The Board consists of a Chairman appointed by the Minister and 10 other members and is responsible to hear and decide on –
- applications for licences for the transport of goods, passengers and contract vehicles;
- disciplinary proceedings instituted against transport operators, drivers and conductors of public service vehicles for offences committed under the Act and regulations made thereunder.
To establish the NTA as a forward looking regulator engineering the provision of sustainable road transport services and as a reference for innovative service reforms to meet public needs.
- To provide the strategic framework for the delivery of public transport services and plan for future needs of the country.
- To regulate and control the transport of goods and passengers with a view to ascertaining that the public benefits from adequate, safe, affordable and reliable transport services.
- To review legislation, streamline procedures and undertake capacity building for improving efficiency and service delivery to our customers.
- To ensure the implementation of government policies in respect of vehicle registration, licensing, parking control, vehicle examination and road transport services.
- To review the legal framework and procedures relating to vehicle registration, licensing and enforcement.
- To enforce the provisions of the Road Traffic Act and regulations made thereunder for the provision of satisfactory transport services and better compliance with safety requirements on our roads.
- To take over new responsibilities with a view to acting as one-stop shop for matters relating to vehicle registration and licensing.
- To ensure that the standards of vehicle examination are improved and maintained.
- To ensure that smoke and noise emission standards are complied with for a cleaner environment.
- To exercise effective and strict control on on-street parking to ensure that the overall objectives of parking control are achieved.
- To computerize records on motor vehicles in order to provide more comprehensive and expeditious services to customers and for better coordination within the department and with other institutions.
- To plan transport services to respond to changes in demand patterns and to cope efficiently with the challenges lying ahead.
- To maintain a congenial working environment among all stakeholders in the road transport sector with a view to setting a communication channel, solving operational problems and facilitating implementation of decisions.
- To effect timely payment of compensation for the free travel scheme, subsidy on diesel to bus operators and issue of ID Cards for students and disabled children and adults.