Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved the scheme for free distribution of motorised/battery-operated rickshaws and regularisation of 5,000 daily wagers, work charged and contractual employees.
The cabinet, presided over by chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, also approved the supplementary budget of Rs 19,000 crore for 2015-2016 and a solid waste management plant as a pilot project for Rampur.
“Approving the tender for free distribution of motorised/batteryoperated rickshaws is one of the major decisions. The state cabinet has in principle decided to exempt value added tax (VAT) on the purchase of these rickshaws,” said chief minister Akhilesh Yadav while addressing media persons.
The cabinet approved the tender of Kinetic Green, Pune, that would supply motorise drick shaws at Rs 1,37,727 per unit. A total of Rs 372 crore would be spent on the distribution of 27,000 rickshaws in the first phase.