LUCKNOW || The state-run Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) was on Thursday honoured with the “Best Transport Corporation Award” in fuel efficiency improvement, an official informed. Six depots of UP received the award in the category.
The Award has been instituted by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Government of India. The award assessment and selection is done by PCRA (Petroleum Conservation and Research Association, Ministry of Petroleum, GOI). The awards were given by Governor of Uttar Pradesh Anandiben Patel at a program organised by PCRA and all oil companies combined.
Out of Hundreds of Depots across India, only 12 were finally selected for these awards and out of these 12 selected Depots, 6 are from Uttar Pradesh. “The UPSRTC is Proud to receive these awards and I extend my heartiest congratulations to all workshop in charges, ARMs, RMs, SMs of all 6 depots and all concerned HQ officers for this exemplary achievement,” managing director of UPSRTC Raj Shekhar said.
The Awards were for one year from October 2018 to September 2019. During this one year, the Cumulative saving by these 6 selected Depots is around ₹ 1 Crores.
In this year, from April 2019 to December 2019, the UPSRTC has cumulatively has saved around ₹ 5 Crores by adopting Fuel Efficiency and Conservation methods in running the buses.
In the next coming year, the UPSRTC targets to save ₹ 50 to 60 Crores by adopting the new, modern and proven methods of fuel efficiency and conservation and by continuous training of drivers and by best possible upkeep of the bus including their regular maintenance and servicing.