Bangalore: SC/ST candidates get tourist vehicles
BANGALORE September 23, 2010: Karnataka Government delivered 46 Tata
Indicab taxies to unemployed scheduled caste and scheduled tribe
candidates of Bangalore Urban district under the Special Component
Plan and Tribal Sub-Plan schemes.
Minister for Tourism G Janardhana Reddy told the media on Wednesday
that the cost of each vehicle is Rs. 3,55,160 and the Tourism
Department has released subsidy (50 per cent) of Rs. 1,77,580 to each
beneficiary. Each beneficiary contributed Rs. 17,758. The loan
sanctioned through the Indian Bank was Rs. 1,59,822 per vehicle.
The Indian Bank has sanctioned 45 per cent of loan to all
beneficiaries, Mr Reddy said.
In 2009-10, 894 taxies were distributed all over the state. The
Department has proposed to distribute 1040 vehicles in all districts
during 2010-11, he said.
On the issue of Cabinet expansion, Mr Reddy said that he would abide
by the party's decision. The Reddy brothers from Bellary openly
opposed the Cabinet expansion on Tuesday. However, they attended the
swearing in ceremony on Wednesday.
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