2.48 lakh individuals of Andhra Pradesh get Rs 248 crore beneath YSR Vahana Mithra scheme

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VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday launched Rs 248.47 crore to 2,48,468 beneficiaries beneath the YSR Vahana Mithra, to assist them in paying for insurance coverage, health certificates, restore and different wants.

“This is the third year in a row that financial aid of Rs 10,000 each is being credited to the accounts of the beneficiaries under the programme,” the Chief Minister mentioned whereas just about addressing the beneficiaries. 

He defined that it not solely helps the auto-drivers, taxiwallahs, but additionally frequent man travelling within the autos and taxis. “The amount being provided under the scheme is used to ensure the vehicle is fit and covered under insurance. It not only lessens the burden on the auto driver and taxi wallahs, but also ensures safety of the passengers,” he asserted. 

On the event, he mentioned there isn’t a want for these, who didn’t discover their names within the listing, to fret and mentioned in subsequent one month, they will apply for the scheme and measures can be taken to increase help to them.

Jagan mentioned throughout his 3,648 km padayatra on Could 14, 2018, he made a promise within the Eluru assembly that he’ll prolong monetary help to the auto-drivers and taxi-drivers, who got here to him explaining their issues.

“They told me that they are unable to pay for insurance, fitness certificates as it costs around Rs 10,000 a year and are further burdened with increasing challans and compound fees and tax on enforcement. I promised them to help them and I kept my promise,” he mentioned. 

This yr, 42,932 drivers, who bought new autos or bought switch of possession of autos have been added to the listing of beneficiaries. Until date, Rs 759 crore monetary help together with the most recent Rs 248.47 crore have been prolonged to the taxi drivers.

“That is, most of the beneficiaries were provided Rs 30,000 each in the last two years, so they can pay for the insurance of the vehicles, get fitness certification and pay for any repairs,” Jagan mentioned and asserted that such a scheme will not be carried out anyplace within the nation. 

Taking exception to the criticism being leveled by the Opposition TDP,  Jagan mentioned there’s an outdated adage, which says that who gives probably the most advantages, receives the brickbats.

“But unfortunately, their criticism lacks substance. Going by statistics, the amount collected in form of challans and compound fees and taxes was Rs 7.39 crore in 2015-16, Rs 9.68 crore in 2016-17, Rs 10.19 crore in 2017-18 and Rs 7.09 crore in 2018-19 (when TDP was in power), whereas it was reduced, when our government took over. Only Rs  68.44 lakh were collected in 2019-20 and Rs 35 lakh in 2020-21,” he defined. 

Stating that his authorities takes a humane method and the way greatest to assist individuals, the Chief Minister mentioned they don’t escape from their tasks or guarantees made.  He mentioned that he didn’t know whether or not to chortle or pity them, when the TDP went on document to say the YSRC did injustices to auto drivers. Info are there for everybody to see, he identified.


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