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Amit reviews SRTC e-Buses working at Jammu
9/14/2019 10:26:02 PM

Early Times Report

Jammu, Sept 14: Amit Sharma, Special Secretary to Government, Transport Department with additional charge of J&K Road Safety Council today reviewed at length the working and functioning of Electric Buses which are plying on different routes of both the capital cities since last few months
Special Secretary Transport Amit Sharma took a thorough review of the performance of Electric Buses in J&K over last few months especially on Jammu routes where they are operational since May, 2019. It came into knowledge that Jammu-Katra route is the best performing route and the same needs to be revived immediately. Special Secretary Transport took a route-wise performance review for both Jammu and Srinagar cities and directed SRTC authorities to re-define the routes and timings of E-Buses as per past performance and practical experience of running these buses. Amit also directed to give wide publicity to safe, comfortable and secure commutation of E-Buses through print and audio-visual media to maximise the usage and popularity amongst the general public.
Amit Sharma, Special Secretary also directed SRTC to implement recent decisions of SRTC Review held at Srinagar under the chairpersonship of Advisor K.Skandan wherein they were directed to immediately go for soft loaning through J&K Bank for installation of additional Charging Stations which is much needed due to regular movement of buses in capital cities and implementation of ITMS as a major eGovernance tool for bringing total transparency in operations of SRTC at the earliest.
Special Secretary Transport talked about reasons for low revenue in SRTC and it was also concluded that Jammu-Katra route for E-Buses also needs to be revived immediately as this is the best route since inception for the Corporation and this will be a self-sustainable and profit making preposition regarding E-Buses. Before concluding the Review Meeting, Amit Sharma also met a delegation of Drivers/Conductors and told SRTC to enhance Trip Money for Drivers and provisioning of proper Uniforms and related incentives to Drivers and Conductors. He also told them to ensure that all Drivers/Conductors borne on the cadre of Corporation must resume duties otherwise SRTC should look for their replacement for streamlining the working.
. Others who participated in the Review Meeting held at SRTC headquarters include Garbi Rashid Dar, General Manager (E-Buses/Estates) JKSRTC, Jammu, Shafqat Majeed ARTO BOI, Jammu, Surinder Kumar, Dy. General Manager (Mech), JKSRTC, Jammu, Bashir Ahmed Sofi I/C Dy. General Manager (Admn), JKSRTC, Dev Raj Traffic Manager (Manager Tourist Services), Mahmood Riaz Inspector (I/C E-Buses), Deepak Sharma Booking Manager (Railway Station Office), Surash Kumar Sr.Asstt. (SO, RHQ), Anil Khajuria Sr.Asstt. (Statical Section E-buses), Chaman Lal Sr. Asstt. (Deployment Clerk) and Yassar Imran, Computer Operator/PA to General Manager (E-Buses) and representative of e-Bus Drivers Deedar Singh.
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