Hyderabad: GHMC launched “Owner-cum-Driver” scheme to make moter drivers owners of the vehicles. Under this scheme, 988 applications were granted and they were linked to various Govt. offices and airport but minorities were neglected and they were not given representation according to their population. Only 44 Muslim drivers were allotted vehicles which works out to only 10%.
It may be mentioned that “Own your auto” scheme launched by Minorities Finance Corporation did not prove fruitful. It was therefore considered essential to link the drivers with taxi cabs. Govt. should appropriate steps to allot vehicles to Muslims under this scheme.