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Pradhan Mantri Gram Parivahan Yojana

Mukesh Jindal
Written by Mukesh Jindal

The central government is planning to launch a new scheme to provide commercial passenger vehicles in rural areas at subsidised rates which are to be named as “Pradhan Mantri Gram Parivahan Yojana“. The scheme has been proposed to create a better transport system in the rural areas across the country.



Pradhan Mantri Gram Parivahan Yojana aims to improve the public transport system in the rural area. Under the scheme, the government is considering to provide 10-12 seater passenger vehicles at subsidised rates to retired defence personnel and women self-help groups for running on these roads


Under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Parivahan Yojana (PMGPY), the central government will provide commercial PVs to defence personnel and women self-help groups. The scheme will supplement the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana which was launched to improve road conditions in the villages.

The development of roads in villages has been done at a decent pace under the PM Gramin Sadak Yojana but the public transport is missing from these roads. Within the last fiscal year, 36,000 KM of new roads have been constructed by the rural development ministry. The target for the current 2016-17 financial years is 48,000 KM. The current rate of construction of roads is 80 KM per day which is planned to be increased to 133 KM/day.

A survey has already been conducted by the government in rural areas of Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh and what has come out is that providing 10 or 12-seater commercial passenger vehicles at subsidised rates in rural areas will be highly beneficial.


  •  The scheme will be very beneficial to the public especially women and children while covering long distances
  •  Lack of transportation is a major issue and leads to time wastage as well. This scheme makes the travel to schools and workplaces easier.
  •  Public vehicles will be available at low prices


The scheme seems to be very efficient and useful as it solves many problems at the same time. Women BPL family members can get employment and income which is another big advantage. We hope that the scheme is implemented according to the plans and all the inconvenience faced by the public is almost eradicated.

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Mukesh Jindal

Mukesh Jindal

My name is Mukesh Jindal, and I am from New Delhi, India. I am an engineer by profession. I am employed by an IT company in which I work. My topics of interest include technology, mobile, and apps.

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