Minister for Transport, Abdul Gani Kohli Friday stressed upon the management of Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) for upgradation and improvement of existing workshops.
He directed for furnishing of a detailed report about the status of the workshops to the administrative department along with a Detailed Project Report for major overhauling of these workshops. This instructions were given by the Minister in a meeting convened to review the overall functioning of the Corporation, an official statement said.
The Minister directed SRTC management to properly utilize prime assets available with the corporation. "It would not only increase income for the corporation but also give employment to the educated youth," he said.
Kohli called for comprehensive plan in this regard and asked the concerned to prepare Detailed Project Report and submit the same to the concerned quarters for sanction.
Detailed discussion was also held on total strength of trucks and buses plying on the roads.
It was given out that a fleet of 334 trucks and 577 buses is available, out of which 236 trucks and 286 buses are road worthy.
The Minister was informed that 1214 vehicles have been purchased by the SRTC from 1990 onwards.
The Minister directed the concerned to auction aged vehicles of the corporation. He also sought detailed status report about the operation of JnNURM vehicles plying on different routes.