Smart City: Govt proposes 140 electric buses for Jammu, Srinagar

JAMMU: Minister for Transport, Sunil Kumar Sharma today said that rational, scientific measures are being introduced to ensure safety on roads besides regulating traffic movement.

He said that under Smart Cities Scheme, procurement of 140 electric buses along with 08 charging stations have been proposed for both capital cities, he said adding that under FAME INDIA scheme, 15 buses have been sanctioned and under JKIDP,  procurement of 40 electric buses & 20 electric rickshaws have been proposed.

Sunil Sharma further informed that 52 trucks and 32 buses are being procured out of the funds accumulated by auction of fleet, sale of land for strengthening existing fleet. “Under AMRUT 38 buses are being procured during current financial year”, he added.

“The Corporation is also exploring possibilities for up-gradation of transportation on modern pattern (Luxury Coaches) through PPP Mode”, he informed.

He said that two sites of SRTC have been identified for construction of Bus Terminals with latest facilities for the convenience of the General Public through PPP Mode is being explored.

Listing employee welfare initiatives, he said that 10% DA has been granted to SRTC employees during the current financial year, Welfare Scheme policy revised for the employees who die in harness and Insurance Cover Policy for employees also introduced.

For encouraging its employees in sports activities, JKSRTC has also made an attempt to revive its Football Team with providing them all necessary support from the Corporation.

Later the House passed Grants of Rs 9789.46 lakh for Transport Department with a voice vote.

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