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Thomas Chandy vows to revive KSRTC

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Apr 2, 2017, 1:20 am IST
Updated Apr 2, 2017, 6:52 am IST
Govt issues order sanctioning Rs 3,000 crore to state-owned corporation.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan congratulates Thomas Chandy after the swearing-in ceremony at the  Raj Bhavan in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday. Governor P. Sathasivam is also seen. (Photo:  DC)
 Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan congratulates Thomas Chandy after the swearing-in ceremony at the Raj Bhavan in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday. Governor P. Sathasivam is also seen. (Photo: DC)

Thiruvananthapuram: The government on Saturday issued an order sanctioning Rs 3,000 crore to the KSRTC for its smooth operations. This coincided with the takeover of the transport ministry  by Mr Thomas Chandy, who was sworn in as  minister in the  Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet by Governor P. Sathasivam earlier.   Mr Chandy told reporters that  the financial burden of the KSRTC would end if the state government took over the pension expenses fully.  At present, the  government was providing 50 percent of the pension amount.

Mr Chandy said that he did not approve of the present decision of the KSTC to cancel the services in financially unviable routes.  “KSRTC is a public utility service and has to ensure social responsibility,” Mr Chandy   said. He said steps would be initiated to turn the KSRTC into a profit-making utility. “Mr Sushil Khanna has submitted a report for the same and  I will study it.   Hopefully, he would submit his final report soon,” he said. He promised to redress the issues resulting from the  the motor vehicles department making gradient and reverse parking test mandatory for light motor vehicle driving licence from Monday.

 

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Location: India, Kerala




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