Shimla, Nov 5
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said here today that in order to safeguard passengers from COVID-19 infection during the forthcoming festival season state government has released Rs. five crores from HP SDMA COVID-19 State Disaster Response Fund to Himachal Road Transport Corporation for sanitization of buses and Corporation institutions.
He said that this assistance would also be helpful for providing thermal guns and other safety equipment to avoid COVID-19 infection to the employees of HRTC who travel in buses. Besides, the State Government has also provided an assistance of Rs. eight crores from HP SDMA COVID-19 State Disaster Response Fund to HRTC for the safety of passengers and to cope with the losses borne by the Corporation during the lockdown period.
He said that HRTC has started night bus services and keeping in view the demand of local people and festive season additional buses would be plied.