No. 405/2024-PUB 28th June 2024

Recruitment process for 350 bus drivers to be resumed soon: Mukesh Agnihotri

HRTC to fill up 600 vacant posts of drivers

Deputy Chief Minister Mukesh Agnihotri chaired the 156th meeting of the Board of Directors of the Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (HRTC), here today.

He revealed that the HRTC had decided to purchase 250 new diesel buses and 50 tempo travelers to replace old buses in its fleet, which would cost around Rs 105 crore. The corporation would also induct 24 new super luxury buses and 50 tempo travelers into its fleet this year. Additionally, the corporation will purchase electric buses worth around Rs 25 crore. The process of purchasing Type-1 and Type-3 electric buses has also been initiated.

Mukesh Agnihotri said the corporation had also decided to encourage cashless transactions by providing incentives to conductors who promote digital payments. He announced that the recruitment process for 350 bus drivers, which was stalled, would be resumed soon.

He said the corporation would soon fill up the 600 vacant posts of drivers. He said that the HRTC was committed to providing better services to the people of Himachal Pradesh and had been working tirelessly to ensure that people in remote areas also had access to transportation facilities.

The meeting also discussed the formation of a resource mobilization committee to identify the reasons for the corporation's losses and suggest ways to improve its financial condition.

It was also discussed that the pending medical reimbursement bills amounting to Rs 55.36 lakh to the employees of the corporation would be paid soon. The corporation has also decided to conduct annual medical check-ups of all its employees to ensure their better health.



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