Transport dept introduces weigh in motion unit to cut down overloading of vehicles

  • | Wednesday | 22nd January, 2020

Kolkata: The state Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari on Wednesday introduced weigh-in-motion (WIM) unit to curb the practise of overloading of vehicles. The objective of the scheme is to generate self-employment in the transport sector by providing financial assistance. A person applying for assistance under the scheme will get a maximum of Rs 1 lakh to buy a vehicle. The state government is giving Rs 1.50 lakh to women drivers who will manage the pink cabs. Adhikari also distributed cheques for payment of ex-gratia to the next of keen who died in road accidents in the state.

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