KCR launches “Driver cum Owner” scheme
- Hands over 303 cabs, 600 more in the offing
Hyderabad, December 26: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today launched “Driver cum Owner” scheme today and handed over 303 Cabs to selected persons at a function held at Necklace Road here.
Greeting the driver-cum-owners on the occasion, Rao said that unemployed youth can see light in their lives by eking out their livelihood. He said that another 600 cabs will be distributed to people in the days to come. Now it is up to the driver-cum-owners to steer themselves to meaningful and disciplined lives by offering unswerving services to the people in the twin cities, the chief minister stated. He criticized the previous governments for destroying Hyderabad and their failure in providing adequate facilities.
Though Hyderabad is a great city it lacked basic amenities and infrastructure, he noted. ‘We will develop the city in such a way that one will be surprised to see Hyderabad’, he noted. KCR said that now the TRS Government will leave no stone unturned to transform it into a global city with all unrivaled facilities. The Chief Minister also stated that plans are afoot to develop the city in an incredible way.
CM KCR said that Hyderabad will host World IT Conference in 2018 and the government will conduct it in a grand manner. The State Government is ready to give land if the Centre allots Skill Development University for Telangana State, he said.
Union Minister of State Bandaru Dattatreya, speaking on the occasion, wanted the Chief Minister to allocate the required land for setting up of skill Development University at Hyderabad. He said the Centre would provide the necessary funds for the University. With Skill development, more than one lakh youth would get job opportunities.
GHMC Commissioner, Somesh Kumar, in his welcome address, said that the Driver-cum-owner scheme costed Rs.231 crores, of which the State Government has given a subsidy of Rs.three crores. He said that out of the 303 cabs, GHMC itself will take 105 cars on rent basis, while the restr would be used as private cabs.
Deputy Chief Minister Mohmood Ali, Dr T Rajaiah, Ministers N Narsimha Reddy, Padma Rao, Mahender Reddy, Talasani Srinivas Yadav, M P Konda Visveshwar Reddy were among those who participated in the programme. (NSS)