After the stupendous success of Indira Canteen the State Government is launching 3 more projects in the name of Indira – Indira Clinic, Indira Transport and Indira Pass. Strangely these 3 schemes are being launched by BMTC, reported Kannada Prabha.
Speaking at a press meet at Shanthinagar BMTC Head Office Transport Minister H M Revanna said in view of Indira Gandhi’s centenary the projects are named after her. He said Indira Gandhi had introduced several welfare projects and she was the inspiration for him to enter politics.
Indira Transit Clinic will be set up at Kempe Gowda bus stop at Majestic and at TTMC Yeshwanthapura to cater to BMTC staff and transit commuters. The clinics are set up with the collaboration of Central, State Governments and BBMP. The clinics will be inaugurated on Dec 2. Health Minister K R Ramesh Kumar, Urban Development Minister K J George and Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy will be present, he said.
The clinics have been set up at a cost of Rs 15 lakhs. Experienced doctors and nurses will be appointed for the clinics. From 10 am to 6pm free first aid and emergency medical services will be provided. Free medicines will also be provided. In future generic medicines will also be available here. Depending on the response of the people the clinics will be extended to other TTMCs also, he said.
Indira Transport is a project to provide bus service to women garment factory workers at subsidised rates. A committee headed by Transport Department General Secretary has held 2 meetings and is preparing the plans. It will be completed in 15 days Minister said.
Indira Pass is a facility provided to women construction workers to travel by BMTC bus at subsidised rates. There are about 2 lakh women construction workers in the City and the Indira Pass will facilitate them. Along with all these the Atal Transport service introduced by BJP will also continue, he said.
It has been decided to fix pink seats in all buses to designate them only for the use of women passengers. Men should not sit on the pink seats. The Minister said he would instruct private buses also to provide pink seats reserved for women.