Few takers for college transport launched by Punjab govt



Tribune Information Service

Amritsar, December 19

The transport facility inaugurated by the state authorities in Faculties of Eminence (SoE) has few takers as not many college students are at the moment availing the service as a result of logistics and different elements.

Below the varsity transport facility, the state authorities would pay Rs 960 per scholar. An quantity of Rs 240 shall be charged from scholar as payment. Because the service is new, it can take a while to select up. Balraj Singh Dhillon, Deputy DEO

The state authorities has introduced that the transport facility can be prolonged to extra authorities colleges. Below the pilot mission, solely two out of 4 SoE within the district are at the moment providing the transport facility to college students. The SoE, Chheharta, and SoE, Mall Highway, run one bus every. The SoE, Chheharta, has the utmost variety of college students who avail the varsity transport facility.

The buses ferry round 68 college students from the SoE, Chheharta, and 26 from SoE, Mall Highway. The SoE, City Corridor, and SoE, Jandiala Guru, have but to start out the transport service as not many college students have opted for it. One of many causes behind this may very well be that the SoE on Mall Highway, at City Corridor and in Jandiala Guru would not have many college students who commute from far off distances to colleges.

The transport facility is receiving good response on the SoE, Chheharta, because it has a number of college students commuting day by day from Tarn Taran, and villages that included Sarai Amanat Khan, Meerankot and different locations situated at a distance of over 10 km.

College students of non-eminence colleges too have now come ahead to enrol for the varsity transport facility. Based on officers of the District Schooling Division, the transport was organized by college administration committees. They mentioned route permits, contract agreements and different logistics had been finalised lately.

The transport service was launched in September earlier this 12 months by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal on the SoE, Chheharta.

“Below the varsity transport facility, the state authorities would pay Rs 960 per scholar. An quantity of Rs 240 shall be charged from scholar as payment. Because the service is comparatively new, it can take a while to select up. We’re encouraging college students to avail the power, particularly to commute lengthy distances throughout winters. We hope that within the subsequent educational session, the varsity transport service will get a very good response as admissions to SoE are more likely to surge,” mentioned Balraj Singh Dhillon, Deputy District Schooling Officer (DEO).

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