Shakti scheme receives huge response across the state:Chief Minister directs to purchase 5600 buses for state road transport corporations

Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that a target to purchase 5675 new buses has been set in view of the huge response and public appreciation for Shakti scheme across the state and instructed the officials to take action in this regard.

The CM ordered to complete the purchase process soon, since Rs.500 crore has been provided for the purchase of new buses in the budget.

There has been 15 per cent increase in the number of passengers travelling in State Road Transport Corporation after launching the Shakti Scheme.

He also opined to add additional schedules and buses to provide better service to the passengers.

A discussion was held in the meeting about the revenue target collection of the transport department and the financial management of the road transport corporations.

The officials informed that Rs.83 crore fine has been collected from vehicle inspection.

Transport and Mujarai Minister, Ramalinga Reddy,Chief Minister’s Political Secretary,Govindaraju and Naseer Ahmed,Chief Minister’s Secretary Jiaullah,Finance Department Secretary P.C.Jafar,Transport Department Secretary,N.V.Prasad,Managing Directors of all transport corporations and other senior officials were present.