Govt to accord permits to 32- seater buses
Srinagar: The State Government has decided to accord permits to Kashmir Motor Drivers Association (KMDA) Lal Chowk Wing for purchase of 32 seater passenger buses replacing existing 52 seater buses and ply them on the already permitted routes in the Valley.
This was stated by Minister for Transport; Qamar Ali Akhoon at a joint review meeting of officers and members of KMDA here today.
Akhoon said the Government was already aware of the problems confronting the KMDA since long. He said several initiatives had been taken for the rehabilitation of the Association members, adding according permission for purchasing and plying of new buses on the routes was one such step. He said this measure would energise the Association and enable the members to earn their livelihood.
Akhoon said the Government had already given exemption in taxes and provision of one-time settlement of loans to the KMDA members.
Akhoon said the demand put forth by the Association including condemning old and worn-out buses, loan on low interest, special package for people associated with KMDA and plying of buses from Batmaloo bus stand to South Kashmir would be considered sympathetically.
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