Cab drivers still await payments from Telangana government for booking on Kanti Velugu

Currently, the drivers are doing  the rounds of the Medical and Health department offices to plead their cases.

Published: 11th August 2019 03:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th August 2019 03:21 AM   |  A+A-

On the other hand, auto drivers admit that they are facing the heat after the entry of app-based cabs and Metro rail.

Image of taxi cabs used for representational purpose (File Photo)

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Even after several months, many cab drivers whose taxis were hired by the State government during the Kanti Velugu programme are yet to get the money for their services. Battu Venkanna, a driver, said he has been unable to pay EMIs for his vehicle due to non-release of funds. “Some taxis have been seized by the bank,” he said. 

According to Bhanu Goud, a driver, the government needs to pay a total of Rs 23 crore towards rent of cards across the State. Though the amount was sanctioned, it has not been released yet. Currently, the drivers are doing the rounds of the Medical and Health Department offices to plead their cases.

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