Burari Transport Authority will be developed as model authority says Gopal Rai,Delhi Transport Minister

Transport Minister convened meeting regarding Auto Rickshaw

  • Burari Transport Authority will be developed as model authority: Shri Gopal Rai
  • Government will create ‘Welfare Fund’ for auto rickshaw drivers
  • City Taxi scheme will benefit unemployed people of  Delhi

 

Delhi Transport Minister Shri  Gopal Rai today directed Transport Officer and Traffic Police to create ‘Welfare Fund’ for auto rickshaw drivers in the national capital. Shri Rai has directed Transport Officer and Delhi Traffic Police to create ‘Welfare Fund’ for auto rickshaw drivers using money kept with the traffic police from the amount earned by charging Rs 5 from each auto while taking passengers through traffic prepaid booths and unclaimed money kept with will also be used for the welfare of auto rickshaw drivers. The decision was today taken at a meeting with auto rickshaw union held at Delhi Secretariat here. On this occasion Parliamentary Secretary Shri sanjeev Jha ,   Senior Officer of Transport  Department and Delhi Traffic Police and Auto rickshaw union were also present.

 

In the meeting, Gopal Rai assured Taxi Union that there will be no harm to their livelihood from the newly-introduced “City Taxi” Service. He said that City Taxi scheme will benefit unemployed people of  the capital.

 

The Transport Minister also said that for the welfare of Auto Drivers and to remove corruption , Burari Transport Authority will be developed as model authority. Transport Department has decided to develop Burari transport authority by increasing numbers of seats along with setting up of central control room and installation of CCTV cameras. We have also decided to build first-aid clinic inside the Burari Authority. Besides, help desks with sufficient staff will also be installed. Staff deployed at counters will not be allowed to use mobile phones,” Rai added.

 

Transport minister has asked the Traffic Police to not challan auto drivers for parking their vehicles around ‘Halt & Go” stand.