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Himachal Transport Corporation suffers lack of over Rs 50 cr: Deputy CM Mukesh Agnihotri

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], September 6 (ANI): Deputy Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Mukesh Agnihotri has mentioned that resulting from floods triggered by incessant rains, the Himachal Pradesh Road and Transport Corporation (HRTC) has suffered over Rs 50 crore loss.

The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing the media in Shimla the place he mentioned that these losses additionally embrace the Rs 30 crore operational loss to the state.

“So far operational losses have been assessed a total of Rs 30 cr and a total loss of Rs 50 cr damages have been estimated to HRTC due to the flood in the state,” Mukesh Agnihotri mentioned.

He additionally urged vacationers to go to the state as issues are getting again to regular within the state.

Mukesh Agnihotri who’s holding the portfolios of Jal Shakti, Language artwork and Culture and Transport minister of the state additionally mentioned that efforts are being made to undertake reforms within the state.

“We shall focus on the newly developed system including E-Auction system. We were able to earn 6 crore rupees from the sale of 1585 numbers to the vehicles. Numbers were sold from 7 to 30 Lakh rupees, we were able to get success generating revenue,” Mukhesh added.

“We are developing an Automatic Number Plate Reading system, data and detail of the vehicles in the state will be accessed after crossing 12 barriers of the transport department. We have developed online methods to make New license. We have also authorised all RTOs to issue International Driving Licence All SDMs would also be authorised as RLA to issue such licence,” he added additional.

Agnihotri added that the challaning officer should put on a body-worn digicam to maintain transparency within the system.

“We shall not challan the vehicles transporting labour to the Transport Industry in the region.A middle way will be found to resolve the issue after discussing and meeting with the stakeholders. We shall fix up rates for those buses too,” the Deputy Chief Minister added.

He mentioned HRTC has come out from a distinct section after the floods. With a 3200 fleet of buses Corporation are performing on 3800 routes.

“42 new bus services and 62 new routes have also been issued. HRTC have purchased 256 new buses including 35 Electrical buses in the state. Road safety is going to be the priority of the transport department. 135 colleges will be paid 30000 rupees each and 1895 senior secondary schools will be paid 10000 Rs each for road safety. 9 crore rupees has been issued to PWD to correct the Black spots and road safety,” Agnihotri mentioned.

He mentioned that the choice in temples for Sugam darshan has additionally been taken so that individuals get amenities and temple will get Revenue.

“For sugam Darshan in the temple at Chintpurni we have started a payment system of 1100 rupees to be paid for darshan where they will be helped by the people deployed and it has increased the income of the temples. HRTC will start a temple circuits in the state,” Agnihotri mentioned additional.

Monsoon had set in on Himachal Pradesh on June 24. Since the onset of monsoon, as per information accessible with the State Disaster Management Authority, there was a loss estimated at 8676.79 crores rupees in Himachal Pradesh.

So far 408 folks have died within the monsoon resulting from numerous causes. In which 144 folks have misplaced their lives resulting from landslides and flash floods. 264 folks have misplaced their lives resulting from highway accident or different causes. In Himachal Pradesh,38 persons are lacking and 381 persons are injured.

So far 2558 homes have been broken fully whereas 10891 homes have been partially broken.

318 retailers have been broken amid monsoon and 5668 cow sheds have been broken.

Monsoon has up to now witnessed 164 landslides and 72 flash flood incidents within the state.

Life is slowly coming again on observe in Himachal Pradesh. But nonetheless almost 74 roads are closed within the state. 47 electrical energy provide schemes are nonetheless Hampered and 12 water provide schemes are nonetheless disrupted. (ANI)