State transport dept's income up by 30 % in last 2 years

Kolkata
9 Aug 2017

The West Bengal transport department has been able to increase its income by around 30 per cent and check the outflow of funds and in the last two years after introducing various steps like installation of CCTVs, GPS systems in its buses.
State transport minister Suvendu Adhikari told the Assembly today that the department has seen a 30 per cent increase in its income in the last two years and somewhat stopped the leakage of funds by implementing various steps like smart cards and installing cameras inside the buses.
Adhikari said around 600 new buses have been introduced in different routes in the state in the last six years' rule of the TMC government and the department would soon introduce about 400 more as per the instructions of chief minister Mamata Banerjee. The department would also come up with another 350 permanent jetties at Partha Pratima, Sagar Island and Namkhana.