Gujarat Govt transport provider shrinking

by Marie Rodriguez

With these comments, the Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG) has rapped the GSRTC in its documentation for the year ending March 2017, even mentioning that it has no longer been capable of preserving tempo with the growing call for public transport in Gujarat. Although the populace of Gujarat has elevated from 6.27 crore in 2012-thirteen to six.71 crores in 2016-17, the passengers carried using Gujarat authorities’ foremost public delivery organization — Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) — recorded a lower in passengers carried from 8,410.60 lakh to 7,887.10 lakh for the same years. With these remarks, the Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG) has rapped the GSRTC in its documentation for the year finishing March 2017, even as declaring that it has not been capable of preserving pace with developing the call for public transport in Gujarat.

The document becomes tabled in Gujarat Assembly past due Wednesday.

The CAG has recorded several findings on its audit of the GSRTC for the years among 2012-13 and 2016-17, like the range of passengers it catered to, the electricity of its fleet, fleet utilization, mismatch among numbers of drivers and conductors, to highlight that the authorities’ public transport agency needs to improve its performance in numerous areas. It is to be cited that the GSRTC has incurred a lack of Rs 184.45 crore within the 12 months 2015-sixteen. The GSRTC changed into hooked up on May 1, 1960, and is “mandated to offer a green, adequate, affordable and nicely co-ordinated street transport carrier”.

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