Comprehensive Area Scheme
- The Transport Department has now notified the ‘Comprehensive Area Scheme’ that effectively gives state operators freedom to run buses without waiting for permits.
- The 15,000 villages and towns that are not connected by adequate buses, the state government has given monopoly to the State Road Transport Corporations (SRTC) to ply ‘stage carriage’ buses (multiple stoppage) across the state.
- It’s a major policy decision that will help the state transporters to connect different areas and extend transport facility to remote corners.
- The scheme also doesn’t affect ‘contract carriage’ (from one point to another) permit holders.