We have been hearing about the news of distribution of scooties to women since last year. But unfortunately, it has not been practised due to some reasons. The Govt. of Punjab has kept his words by distributing laptops, green cabs, solar lamps among the individuals. Punjab Govt. is also in efforts to provide free Wi-Fi throughout the province. Now finally, the Govt. has decided to arrange scooties for female students and employees of the Punjab government on easy installments.
As always, this project will take its lead from Lahore on experimental basis to other cities. For the arrangement and provision of scooties, Punjab Govt. has initiated the work process by producing an authoritative committee to work on this project.
The Bank of Punjab will take a step by giving easy loans for this project. Furthermore, the interest will be paid by Punjab Govt. The funds will be allocated for this project from the development budget of next year i.e. 2016. This has been decided unanimously by Minister of Women Development Punjab along with other related officials.
The scooties will be specially designed in a style to provide handiness and coziness for the females. The engineers of U.E.T. and transport department has entrusted this responsibility. Moreover, women will be given training on how to drive this vehicle by the government allocated officials.
The contract to assemble special scooties for women has been assigned to a Chinese company. It will be manufacturing 50 CC scooties for a price of Rs. 80,000 each.
Indeed, it is a good step towards empowerment of women for the better future!