Unemployment is turning out to be a worse demon than the onset of the pandemic itself, and over the last couple of months, the governments have tried to find ways to slay it. The Karnataka government, in an attempt to generate more employment and offer convenience to the people of the state, has launched the Karnataka Electric Bike Taxi scheme.

Through this scheme, the state government aims to enhance the ease of living of the people and to also create employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in Urban mobility.

What is the Karnataka Electric Bike Taxi Scheme 2021

The main objective of the scheme essentially is to reduce the travel time and inconvenience faced by the public, travelling from their homes to bus stands, railways and metro services, especially in Bengaluru city.

The Karnataka Electric Bike Taxi scheme will serve as a bridge between public transport and daily travellers.

Benefits of implementing the Karnataka Electric Bike Taxi Scheme

Under the implementation of the scheme, the Bike Taxi scheme aims to eventually boost the creation of self-employment and alongside that create an eco-friendly, fuel conservation-oriented avenue that will also strengthen public transport and encourage the establishment of related industries.

The newly launched scheme has a lot of potentials and will give an opportunity to individuals, partnership firms and companies to participate.

Vehicle registration in the Electric Bike Taxi Scheme

The vehicles registered under the Electric Bike Taxi scheme in Karnataka will come under the transport category. For this purpose, each vehicle owner will have to apply by filling Vehicle registration application form. After the registration process is complete, the government will provide several exemptions like permits, tax and the state government will also offer financial benefits to the electric vehicle manufacturers.

Under the implementation of the scheme, electric bikes, organisations or individuals will now be able to register their e-bikes as taxis. However, the bikes will have to clearly mention the words “Bike Taxi” in order to receive the due status. Furthermore, the e-bike taxi company will have to provide insurance coverage for the rider and the owner.

The impact the scheme will have

To begin with, the scheme is a long-awaited step in the right direction. This scheme will help people utilise their well-earned assets to earn a livelihood and engage in eco-friendly activities while doing so.

Not just that, but the unemployed youth of the state will now have an opportunity to make back all the money they may have lost over the months, considering how the pandemic and the loss of a job ended up eating into their savings.

Wrapping this up

With the introduction of the scheme, the people of Karnataka now have a renewed sense of hope to get back to those days where income poured on a regular basis in their accounts. They now have a chance to repair their financial situation and deal with the ills of the lockdown in a more streamlined manner minus the chances of uncertainty – like transportation, irrespective of the circumstances, will always be an in-demand job, thereby offering people a sense of job security.

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