Monday, August 5, 2013

Delhi govt. to offer insurance plan to public transport drivers

Oil minister Sri M. Veerappa Moily has approved an accident insurance scheme for public transport drivers of buses, autos and taxis running on CNG in Delhi and its suburbs- Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad. The scheme is expected to benefit more than 3 lac families.
According to the sources in Delhi government, the scheme named - IGL Suraksha Yojana, would be launched by this week and implemented through Indraprastha Gas Limited.
Earlier this month, Delhi’s Transport Minister Sri Ramakant Goswami had said, “The drivers are the backbone of public transport sector. The drivers are generally the sole bread-winners of their families and keeping this in mind, it has been decided to launch an accident insurance scheme for them.”

Under the scheme, the nominee of a driver will get a death benefit of Rs 1, 50,000 if a driver dies while driving a public transport vehicle. An amount of Rs 25,000 towards children’s education allowance per child (maximum for 2 children) would also be given under the scheme. And, in case of an accident requiring treatment for injury or frature, a lump sum amount of Rs 10,000 will be given to the driver.

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