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Gratuity amount raised to Rs 20 lakhs for UPSRTC employees

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As per the directions of the government, the Uttar Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) on Thursday approved the hike in the gratuity amount from Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs. 20 lakhs for its employees.

"The board has also approved the required land allotment or transfer of central workshop Kanpur to Metro Rail Project of Kanpur in the larger public interest on payment of Requisite Amount to UPSRTC," Raj Shekhar, MD UPSRTC said.

To carry forward the objective of "Safe Journey" and for effective prevention of accidents, the proposal to deploy "Ex-Army Drivers" as a pilot project on the Janrath Buses of UPSRTC was also accepted.

"The pilot project will start with 20 Buses in four regions -Lucknow, Gaziabad, Gorakhpur and Agra, with five buses in each region. Initial approval has been granted for a period of three months," he added.

The Board has approved the amendment in the policy of "Canteen and Stalls Allotment" at bus stations.

The board said, "Now the canteen and stalls allotment will be done by online E-tender basis and some relaxation has been given in the stalls which are lying vacant since a long time."

Along with these proposals, the board has also approved the proposal for necessary amendment in the "Yatri Plaza (Dhabha)" policy.

Now under the new amendment, one Yatri plaza will be "Recognised and Contracted" for every 50 Kms (Instead of 80 km earlier) on the selected routes based on the demand survey.

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First Published: Thu, February 13 2020. 12:17 IST