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Free travel for specially abled in buses okayed

NAGPUR: The Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s delivery committee, led by way of its chairman Bunty Kukde, on Wednesday gave nod to the social welfare division’s proposal to supply free commute to physically challenged and specially-abled folks in Aapli bus carrier.
Funds for the free rides will likely be allocated from social welfare budget reserved for handicapped individuals. This amount will likely be deposited with the bus operators in keeping with the information equipped by way of Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS).

The physically challenged and specially-abled folks will have to produce incapacity certificates issued by way of government medical institution to avail the benefit.

The committee additionally gave its green sign to create 16 posts of ticket checkers to curb pilferage of bus fares. Currently, the department has no put up of ticket checkers and DIMTS has a workforce of round 80 checkers. NewsTread has been highlighting how ‘corrupt’ conductors were causing financial loss to the already cash-strapped NMC.

The committee additionally cleared proposal to shape a committee headed by way of further municipal commissioner to listen to the cases in opposition to conductors stuck pocketing fares.

The committee additionally gave nod to the department’s proposals to fill 11 posts of visitors manager, labour and public relation officer, accounts officer, two chief ticket checkers, controller and two drivers.

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