The Jaganmohan Reddy led government of Andhra Pradesh Reddy on Wednesday released Rs 63 crores under the ‘Vahana Mitra scheme’ for phase 2 beneficiaries.
Transport and I&PR Minister Perni Venkatramaiah released the funds during a press briefing today morning.
Vahana Mitra is a welfare scheme for auto, taxi, maxi cab owners cum drivers under which the beneficiary will be given financial assistance of Rs 10,000 per annum for annual maintenance of their vehicle.
The scheme was launched in September 2019, and 173,102 applications were approved for receiving financial aid. Moreover, the state government led by Jaganmohan Reddy has relaxed some guidelines in last month so that more auto and car owners cum drivers can avail the benefit.
In this second phase, 65,054 people applied for the benefit, and 62,637 applications have been approved by the state government.
The state cabinet minister has released the amount for the new beneficiaries in the morning today. A total of 236 crores are distributed to the beneficiaries in the two phases. The minister also announced that the registration of beneficiaries will continue till next year.