Speaking on the occasion, the Lieutenant Governor observed that the Department of Transportation has taken many decisions in recent months to help ordinary people enjoy various services that will improve their lives and have a positive impact on the industry. of J&K transport.
“We are committed to establishing a safe, resilient and efficient transportation system at J&K UT,” he added. He said the 12 services put online last year brought great relief to the people.
Services like duplicate registration or driver’s license replacement are provided to ordinary people through a hassle-free process, the LG added.
He further said that “many rules have been simplified to provide the population with paperless, cashless and faceless facilities.”
This will address the concerns of thousands of citizens and contactless services can be used without going through RTO, he said.
The various MVD services brought online and streamlined include a contactless application for the learner’s permit, a quick and hassle-free registration process at the dealership level, no inspections of newly built vehicles at RTO, among others.
While pointing out the new bus fleet, the lieutenant governor said it will provide better transportation facilities for residents of remote areas and connect them to major cities in UT and other states.
The new addition of trucks to JKRTC’s fleet will ensure the timely transportation of food grains and other common man’s essentials, he added.
Stressing that full use of economic growth opportunities is only possible with a robust transportation system, the lieutenant governor said the decision to expand JKRTC’s existing fleet with 226 new buses and 277 trucks has been made. last year with the aim of connecting people from different regions of J&K and providing better transportation facilities for traders and business owners.
Listing four main forces behind promoting local businesses at J&K, namely raw materials, labor, capital and the market, the lieutenant governor said carriers provide a connection between these four.
A subsidy of Rs 5 lakh was also provided to carriers for the replacement of buses over 15 years old. Rs 1.75 crore was awarded as part of the program to strengthen the transport sector at J&K and make it modern, he added.
The LG said that under the Mumkin program, J&K youth are connected to sustainable livelihood opportunities and have zero-margin commercial vehicles.
In addition to bringing a change in their lives, this program will also strengthen UT’s transportation system, the lieutenant governor said. ThrThe LG said that providing various government services and facilities online is the key to a transparent and corruption-free governance system.
The Lieutenant Governor noted that many important steps have also been taken over the past year under the Road Safety Fund which includes 620 road safety awareness camps, equipment, motorcycles and vehicle interceptors. were handed over to the traffic police for better management of road safety.
Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, adviser to the lieutenant governor; Dr AK Mehta, Chief Secretary; Hirdesh Kumar, Commissioner Secretary of the Government; Pardeep Kumar, Commissioner for Transport; Mohammad Aijaz, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar; Sandeep Choudhary, SSP Srinagar, as well as senior UT administration officers were present on the occasion.