To provide safe and affordable conveyance to residents of rural areas, government of Uttar Pradesh will soon launch a rural transport service.
As per a official spokesperson, decision to start Lohia Rural Transport Service was taken during a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. A rebate of upto 25 per cent in fare will be given to those who will avail the transport service.
According to the spokesperson, the fleet will have 1,500 buses and each bus will travel around 250 km to 270 km every day. He further adds that it was decided in the meeting to allocate Rs 90 crore in the current fiscal for the purchase of new buses, construction of bus stations and other capital expenditure.
In the coming financial years, a grant of Rs 215 crore will be given to the UP State Road Transport Corporation. A grant of Rs 622.99 crore has been sanctioned for compensation against land acquisition for Samaan Bird Sanctuary at Mainpuri.
The Cabinet decided to provide 30 acres of land to Software Technology Parks of India on lease for a period of 30 years for setting up an IT park in Meerut. It also fixed molasses policy for session 2014-15. As per the policy, 15 per cent of the molasses produced by the sugar mills will be kept in reserve.