Only 52 rupees were received in exchange for the election duty of vehicles for three days

In Uttarakhand, 78 out of 150 vehicles acquired for the Panchayat elections held two years ago have now been paid. In this too, a vehicle owner got only 52 and someone got a check of Rs 238

Only 52 rupees were received in exchange for the election duty of vehicles for three days

In Uttarakhand, 78 out of 150 vehicles acquired for the Panchayat elections held two years ago have now been paid. In this too, a vehicle owner got only 52 and someone got a check of Rs 238. In the year 2019, 150 taxis were acquired from Kumaon Mandal for Panchayat elections. These included vehicles like Bolero, Sumo, Tempo Traveler, Max, Tavera, Jeep registered in Nainital, Almora, Bageshwar, Rudrapur. In lieu of three days in the election duty of the vehicle, almost two years later, the Panchsthani Election Commission, Nainital has issued a list of 78 vehicles through RTO and has been asked to pay the rent to their owners. Taxi owners were paid through cheque. The taxi owner was surprised to see the check. The electoral college has given a check of Rs 52 to a vehicle owner, Rs 58 to someone and Rs 238 to someone.

Vehicles driving more than 10 kms

In the Panchayat elections, vehicles were dispatched from Ramnagar, Haldwani and other cities carrying polling party and election material. Most of these vehicles were sent to those areas like Olakhkanda, Bhidapani, which are 100 to 110 km or more from the place of operation. There is anger among the vehicle owners due to the check received in lieu of being on duty for three days. They says that if a taxi travels 200 to 250 km in a day, then the driver or owner is expected to earn at least two to three thousand rupees.

There can be two reasons for the low payment amount. First, if the acquired vehicle is filled with excess oil during operation, then only the rent is paid to the vehicle owner concerned. Another reason is that the driver or owner may not have got the logbook verified on time. Sometimes this negligence comes to the fore said Rajeev Mehra, RTO Haldwani