Mussouri may see end to man-driven rickshaws-Tarun Vijay offers E-Rickshaws to local body
Also demands special focus on expediting road building on Tibet-China border and creation of special Nanda Devi Raj Jat region for infrastructure
29th December 2015- Dehradun- In the Uttarakhand state Vigilance and Monitoring Committee meeting, BJP MP Shri Tarun Vijay asked the state govt to include providing E Rickshaws to the local people and also to have a provision to give easy loans to them for the purchase so that the scourge of man-pulled Rickshaws from Mussurie may come to an end. He also offered twenty five E Rickshaw to the municipality , Mussourie from his MP LAD funds to initiate the process . He said that e Rickshaws are almost maintenance free, pollution free, and easily available., Each E Rickshaw costs app 1.20 lakhs. He urged the Uttarakhand state Rural Development Minister Shri Pritam Singh to include distribution of E R$rickshaws and provide easy loans for poor to prchase it in state govt.'s social welfare schemes. The Minister immdtly instructed the concerned officers to see if that can be done and appreciated the idea.
Shri Tarun Vijay suggested formation of a special China-Tibet border area road development monitoring committee so that these areas get best of the roads and help national security as well as stem the exodus from these areas facilitating more infrastructure development. He brought to the notice of govt that Milam Munshiyari road need special push by all concerned . He also gave a startling information that on Milam road, hundreds of acres of Bhojpatra forest is being denuded by unscrupulous wood-sellers." Please do something and save Bhojpatra forest on this route" he urged the minister.
He also demanded to mark areas falling under Nanda Devi Raj Jat pilgrimage as special Nanda Devi Zone for speedy infrastructure development so that these areas become accessible and attractive tourist destination all year long.