The government of Punjab has announced to provide female employees with scooties (motorcycles) for the accessible and budget-friendly commute.
This announcement was made for female teachers, polio workers, women health workers, and working women in the government and semi-government institutions across Punjab.
Moreover, it was announced that these scooties will be dispersed to women who are full-time employees and have been given permanency in the new fiscal year of 2022-23.
It is being said that the government aims to distribute 160,000 units against monthly instalments of Rs2,500 to Rs3,000 depending on the employment status. The first phase of distribution of these scooters will be completed between August and November this year.
Adviser to Chief Minister Malik Abrar Ahmed that the Punjab government has allocated funds in the provincial budget for the project.
He said that no country can develop without the active participation of women. “Women have to face serious problems when they go to work from home. They have problems with buses and wagons. Pick and drop service has also become more expensive. That is why the PML-N government has decided to give scooties to women employees across Punjab. If the number of women increases, more scooters will be provided,” he said.
Applications will start in August, after which each applicant will be scrutinized. Recently, due to the hike in petrol prices and inflation, females are finding it very hard to travel. This decision will help them in such hard times, with easy instalment options.
However, many citizens are not happy with the current economical situation of the country and are looking for relief. We are yet to see what is the fate of the country.
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