50 per cent travel concession for women in HRTC buses


Shimla :The Cabinet decided to provide 50 percent concession in fare to women passengers in HRTC ordinary intra State buses. Announcement in this respect was made by the Chief Minister on the occasion of Himachal Day on 15th April, 2022 at Chamba.

The Cabinet gave its approval to provide government guarantee in favour of Himachal Road Transport Corporation for raising term loan of Rs. 160 crore to buy 360 new buses/ other transport vehicles. This would provide better transportation facilities to the commuters.

The scheme has a budget of Rs 65 crores and would  be a milestone in curtailing childhood malnutrition by combating illnesses such as diarrhoea, pneumonia andanemia.

The Cabinet also decided to provide free domestic water supply facility to the people in the rural areas from 1st May, 2022. 

The Cabinet gave its approval to provide two free gas cylinders to the beneficiaries of Mukhya Mantri Grihini Suvidha Yojna in addition to the refill provided at the time of gas connection. 

The Cabinet decided to enhance the honorarium of part time workers functioning in patwar circles of Revenue Department from existing Rs. 4100 to Rs. 5000 per month. 

It also decided to enhance the honorarium of Lambardars in Revenue Department from existing Rs 2300 to Rs 3200 per month.