Transport Commissioner, J&K, Dr Owais Ahmad on Saturday reviewed the implementation of J&K Transport Subsidy Scheme and discussed modalities for phasing out of buses older than 15 years.

Transport Commissioner reviews implementation of JK Transport Subsidy Scheme

On the occasion, Transport Commissioner emphasized that the objective of the scheme is to provide impetus to the public transport by providing a subsidy of Rs 5 lakh to the transporters for replacing 15 year-older buses and introducing new fuel-efficient buses compliant to BS-IV norms.

He further added that this will not only ensure the availability of efficient public transport to the citizens but will also curb the menace of pollution.

During the meeting, RTOs were directed to set up a mechanism at all ARTO offices to collect the applications of beneficiaries. The Bankers were urged to set up kiosks at RTO office Jammu and Srinagar to facilitate the beneficiaries to process the loan cases on a priority basis and in a transparent manner.

It was given out that an advertisement notice inviting applications from the operators shall be published by the Motor Vehicles Department in all the leading newspapers of J&K to submit required supporting documents within a period of 10 days in the offices of RTO Jammu / Kashmir and Kathua.

Joint Transport Commissioner, Gurmukh Singh, RTO Kathua, Dr. Raj Kumar, Thapa, Dhanantar Singh, RTO, Jammu, Swarn Singh, Assistant Transport Commissioner, J&K and officers of Punjab National Bank, Canara Bank, ICICI Bank, J&K Grameen Bank, J&K Bank, State Bank of India attended the meeting.


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