AP govt disburses Rs 10,000 each to 11,501 beneficiaries under ‘YSR Vahanmitra Scheme’

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AP government is providing Rs 10,000 financial assistance to auto, taxi and maxi driver/owners yearly under YSR Vahana Mitra scheme. For maintenance expenses, and for obtaining insurance and fitness certificates among other documents.


Andhra Pradesh Transport Department on Monday said that the state government released an amount of Rs 10,000 each to 11,501 beneficiaries of the second phase of the YSR Vahanamitra scheme.

According to MT Krishna Babu,  principal secretary, Transport Department, the financial assistance for 11,501 beneficiaries was disbursed on Monday by the State government. 

Minister for Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Kodali Sri Venkateswara Rao transferred the amounts into the accounts of the beneficiaries.

AP government is providing Rs 10,000 financial assistance to auto, taxi and maxi driver/owners yearly under YSR Vahana Mitra scheme. For maintenance expenses, and for obtaining insurance and fitness certificates among other documents.

According to the principal secretary, in the first year, 2,36,343 beneficiaries were disbursed Rs 10,000 each.

As per the report, during the first phase of the scheme for the second year (2020-21), 38,605 new applications were received and 37,756 applications were sanctioned benefit.  A total of 26,1975 beneficiaries were sanctioned Rs 10,000 this year on June 4.

During the second phase of the scheme, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy ordered the officials to extend the scheme for more beneficiaries and extended the time limit for one more month till July 4.

According to Krishna Babu, as many as 11,501 eligible applications were received, verified, processed and sanctioned in July.

Through the Vahana Mitra Yojana, the goal of the state government is to increase the income and reduce the expenses of taxi repair by providing financial assistance to the financially weak taxi drivers. The fund amount of Rs 10,000 will be provided to the entire auto, cab drivers registered under the Mitra Scheme through a bank account.

 

With inputs from Agency


 

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