May 20, 2024

BENGALURU EXPRESS

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CM asks Transport Corporations to focus on resource mobilisation

Bengaluru, June 3: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has suggested the State Road Transport Corporations to focus more on resource mobilisation through not just fleet operations, but from other sources too.

Bommai, who held a meeting to review implementation of budget programmes in the Transport department said, a report is awaited from the expert committee constituted to suggest rejuvenation of State Transport Corporations.

In principal approval has been given for setting up automated driving test tracks  at a cost of Rs 80 cr at Devanahalli, Kolar, Hosakote, Gadag, Ballari, Vijayapura, Bidar, Yadagiri and Davangere, Bommai said and instructed the officials to implement the project without any delay.

Highlights of the meeting

* Provide good amenities and infrastructure for passengers along the State Highways. The amenity complexes should have branding and good maintenance.

* CM appreciated the tax mobilisation in the department for 2021-22 which was 103% of the target.

* The CM instructed the officials for speedy completion of Shiggaon Bus Depot and Driver Training Centre, for which administrative approval has been granted.

* Meeting to be convened soon to extend ‘Vidya Nidhi’ scholarship scheme for children of Yellow Board vehicle drivers.

The meeting was attended by Transport minister B Sriramulu, Additional Chief Secretary in Finance Department ISN Prasad and other senior officials.

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