SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) is going to get 300 new buses soon, the government said Tuesday.
“For strengthening the network of corporation, about 300 new buses would be added for convenience of public. Two new driving institutes and vehicle-testing centres would be set up at Srinagar and Jammu soon,” Minister for Transport Abdul Ghani Kohli said Tuesday.
He was speaking in a meeting convened here to review the present status of JKSRTC’s assets in and outside the state and to work out modalities for commercially harnessing the potential of these assets.
Kohli asked the corporation’s authorities to prepare a perspective plan for “optimal management and utilisation” of the prime assets of the corporation to enhance its revenue generation.
He called for a “comprehensive proposal” for commercial exploitation of all potential revenue sources to make the corporation a profitable enterprise.
Reviewing working of the corporation, the minister said “concerted efforts” and “multi-channel approach” is required for modernisation and upgrading gradation of the corporation.
He exhorted upon the authorities to put in their “best efforts” in removing the bottlenecks coming in the way of growth and progress of the corporation.
“Our vision and commitment for the corporation’s progress needs a series of innovative measures for rejuvenating JKSRTC. It will restore people’s faith in its capacity and make it to deliver with transparency and efficiency,” he said.
Regarding modernisation of existing workshops, Kohli said these workshops need to be upgraded with latest technology.