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State Govt. releases Rs. 5Crore to HRTC from HPSDMA covid response fund

BAJINDER SHARMA | November 05, 2020 04:31 PM

SHIMLA:Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said here today that in order to safeguard passengers from COVID-19 infection during forthcoming festival season state government hasreleased Rs. five crore from HP SDMA COVID-19 State Disaster Response Fund toHimachal Road Transport Corporation for sanitization of buses and Corporation institutions.He said that this assistance would also be helpful for providing thermal guns and other safety equipments to avoid COVID-19 infection to the employees of HRTC who travel in buses. Besides, State Government hasalso provided an assistance of Rs. eightcrore from HP SDMA COVID-19 State Disaster Response Fund to HRTC for the safetyof passengers and to cope up the losses borne by the Corporation duringlockdown period. He saidthat HRTC has started night bus services and keeping in view demand of local people and festive season additionalbuses would be plied.

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