Jammu and Kashmir: Even today the rural population in these areas of the state is deprived of government bus service.

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News Desk, Amar Ujala, Jammu

Published by: Prashant Kumar
Updated Fri, 11 Jun 2021 12:03 PM IST

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Majority of the population lives in rural areas in districts like Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Rajouri, Poonch, Reasi. If the corporation starts the bus service on the rural routes of these districts, then the corporation will get the revenue along with the convenience of the people. Private vehicles plying on these routes Private vehicles plying on these routes are charging Rs.100 as fare for 10 km.

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Most of the rural population of the state is deprived of government buses service. Despite all the claims and promises of the government to provide better facilities to the people of rural areas, the rural population is deprived of basic facilities like transportation.

Jammu and Kashmir Road Transport Corporation (JKRTC) operates on intra-state and district routes, but does not offer services from district headquarters to rural areas. Due to this, the dependence of the common people is only on private vehicles. Private vehicles are the den of robbery, which keep the rules in mind and charge more fare from the people.

The government is currently not working on any plan to start the government bus service for rural areas. The corporation says that it is not possible to start a bus on every route. It will be a challenge to get fixed revenue on the routes of rural areas.

JKRTC Managing Director Angrez Singh Rana said that we have surveyed the routes of rural areas, but it is not possible to start bus service on every route. We have started bus service from districts to sub division and tehsil level. It is not possible to start bus service on the roads built under PMGS within the districts. Nevertheless, we are marking such routes on our side, where people will also get convenience by running the bus and the corporation will also get revenue.

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Most of the rural population of the state is deprived of government buses service. Despite all the claims and promises of the government to provide better facilities to the people of rural areas, the rural population is deprived of basic facilities like transportation.

Jammu and Kashmir Road Transport Corporation (JKRTC) operates on intra-state and district routes, but does not offer services from district headquarters to rural areas. Due to this, the dependence of the common people is only on private vehicles. Private vehicles are the den of robbery, which keep the rules in mind and charge more fare from the people.

At present, the government is not working on any plan to start the government bus service for rural areas. The corporation says that it is not possible to start a bus on every route. It will be a challenge to get fixed revenue on the routes of rural areas.

JKRTC Managing Director Angrez Singh Rana said that we have surveyed the routes of rural areas, but it is not possible to start bus service on every route. We have started bus service from districts to sub division and tehsil level. It is not possible to start bus service on the roads built under PMGS within the districts. Nevertheless, we are marking such routes on our side, where people will also get convenience by running the bus and the corporation will also get revenue.

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Also read- Willpower of the elderly: defeated Corona at the age of 96 after getting vaccinated

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