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Joy ride? KTC rolls out pass scheme @ 80% concession

Story: the | goan | 08th December 2017, 07:40 Hrs

The Kadamba Transport Corporation has notified a new pass scheme offering as much as 80% concession on certain categories of commuters like that of students as well as a wider range of periods for which the pass can be availed.
Under the new "Seasonal Pass Scheme for Daily Commuters and Students by Kadamba
Transport Corporation Limited 2018" general commuters will get a concession of 40% for a weekly pass, 50% for a fortnightly pass and 60% for monthly, quarterly, half yearly and yearly passes.
Students and others who are presently eligible for 50% concession will get a concession of 70% for a weekly pass, 75% for a fortnightly pass, 80% for monthly, quarterly, half yearly and yearly passes.
The concessional pass shall entitle the user to travel during the validity of the pass on any number of occasions on the route or part of the route for which the pass is issued and all regular commuters namely, government servants, industrial workmen, students, senior citizens, physically disabled, businessmen as also tourists, etc., travelling within the State of Goa can buy such passes.
As part of the new system that will be followed from January 1, next year, the Kadamba Transport Corporation shall issue a zero value ticket, (separate Zero value ticket for each route) to the eligible concessional pass holders during their actual travel within the State of Goa. The travel shall be considered valid/authorized only if the seasonal pass and zero value ticket produced on demand.
The KTC will, after receipt of the application, issue a Unique Identification Number to the applicant having a computer generated 10 digit identification number in form of a card.
The subsidy claim shall be submitted to the Department on a quarterly basis. The amount of subsidy for the respective quarter shall be on the basis of the presumption of 75% travelling by the eligible concessional pass holders during the quarter to be reimbursed on the percentage. The date of zero value tickets will be submitted every month.
Once the pass is issued to the commuters the subsidy amount will be generated automatically for further pass issued on the route identified. Calculation of concession shall be on the basis of the period of the concessional pass issued for travelling. The government has said that the scheme is being devised to encourage the use of public transport, to provide safe and reliable service and strengthen public transport network in urban and rural areas besides also to decongest the road and provide environment-friendly service.