The State Transport Corporation has stated that all guidelines will be followed to avoid corona infection in buses. Passengers have been strictly mandated to follow social distancing. Transport Corporation is also introducing 11 new buses on the occasion of Rakshabandhan festival. These buses will be introduced from Delhi, Meerut, Saharanpur, Bareilly, Moradabad, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Lucknow and Agra.
According to Transport Corporation, women will not have to buy tickets for today in all such, Volvo, Shatabdi, Janrath and ordinary buses. All buses will be run at full capacity from today. Also, buses will not be allowed to stand.
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In addition, it will be mandatory to use sanitizer and face masks on the bus. Let me tell you, just a few weeks ago, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath approved the Electric Vehicle Policy in a cabinet meeting. Cabinet meeting has passed a proposal to impose 75 to 100 percent tax exemption on electric vehicles and heavy penalty for breaking traffic rules.
According to the proposal, in Uttar Pradesh, 100 percent on the first one lakh two-wheeler vehicles and 75 percent on four-wheelers will be exempted from road tax. According to the proposal, now Rs 500 for wrong parking in Uttar Pradesh, while another Rs 1,500 will be invoiced for breaking the rules. Rs 1,000 for riding a bike without a helmet while a fine of Rs 10,000 will be imposed for not giving way to ambulances and fire brigade vehicles.
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Apart from this, a fine of Rs 2,000 will be imposed for obstructing government work, while a fine of Rs 10,000 will be imposed for cheating and forgery and for making a vehicle license. CM Aditya Nath has also passed a proposal for tax exemption to encourage production and sale of electric vehicles.
In another decision, the Cabinet approved amending certain provisions in the Excise Policy 2020-21 in view of the problems arising out of lockdown caused by the coronavirus. Under the Central Government’s Electric Vehicle Policy, Fame-1, a package of Rs 795 crore was issued for the construction of electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, while a package of Rs 8,730 crore has been issued under the Fame-2 policy. In which there are plans to unload electric buses in cities.