Moily asks Sheila Govt. to launch programme to make Delhi accident free

New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily, who today launched IGL Suraksha Yojana along with Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, called upon the state government to launch a programme to make the capital city accident free and also offered support from Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in this regard.

Delivering his inaugural address, Dr. Moily said that new schemes like IGL Suraksha Yojana are required to be introduced to benefit the common man.

He complimented the Delhi Government for successful introduction of CNG in the capital which led to the transformation of the city with drastic reduction in pollution levels.

Highlighting the salient features of IGL Suraksha Yojana, Dr. Moily also disclosed that IGL would be paying the premium amounting to nearly Rs.35 lakh for the insurance scheme, which is currently being offered through Oriental Insurance Company.

Dr Moily also announced that the city gas distribution (CGD) network would be soon expanded to 330 cities. At present he said this is available in 45 cities providing CNG to about 16.5 lakh vehicles.

Dr. Moily informed that 290 CNG stations are currently in operation in Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad.

IGL is supplying PNG to nearly 4, 00,000 households in Delhi and NCR towns. The role of IGL in checking the vehicular pollution in Delhi is well acknowledged both at national as well as international forums.

"IGL is meeting fuel requirements of over 7 lakh vehicles in all running on CNG in NCR," he added.

Dikshit on her keynote address complimented Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas for steering the IGL Suraksha Yojana and being present in the occasion of launch of the scheme.

She called upon the drivers of public transport vehicles to benefit from the schemes offered by the government.

IGL Suraksha Yojana is an initiative being undertaken by IGL under its CSR programme. Under the scheme, a sum of Rs. 1.5 Lakh would be paid to the nominee in case of Death of a Driver in an accident while driving the CNG run Public Transport vehicles. An additional amount of Rs. 25000 towards children's education allowance per child subject to a maximum of Rs. 50000 for two children would also be paid to the family in such cases. In case of an accident requiring treatment for fracture a maximum sum of Rs. 10000 would be paid to the driver.

In case of permanent disability that leads to loss of employment, than a lump sum equal to 100 percent is payable to such insured person. In case of partial disability, a graded compensation from Rs. 1500 to Rs. 75000 would be paid to the driver. The insurance policy is being issued through Oriental Insurance Company in the first year and IGL would be paying premium for the policy to cover drivers of nearly 2.5 lakh CNG run public transport vehicles operating in the capital.

IGL Suraksha Yojana would be absolutely free for the drivers and the procedure for claim would be quite simple. The claim forms would be available at all CNG stations of IGL as office of Oriental Insurance Company in the capital. In case of death claim, nominee will have to submit copies of FIR, postmortem report, viscera report, copy of driving license of the deceased and copy of RC of public transport vehicle being driven.

In case of disability, the claim would have to be supported by certificate from government approved panel. However, acceptance of claim would be subject to the driver having a valid driving license and the CNG mode being endorsed on RC at the time of accident.

Panabaaka Lakshmi, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Ramakant Goswami, Transport Minister, Government of NCT of Delhi, K.K Gupta, Chairman, IGL, Narendra Kumar, Managing Director, IGL, Puneet Goel, Transport Commissioner, Government of NCT of Delhi, Rajesh Chaturvedi, Director (Commercial), IGL, officials from Delhi Government, IGL and a large number of drivers of public transport vehicles were also present on the occasion.

The function was organised jointly by Transport Department, Government of NCT of Delhi and Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) today in Delhi Secretariat. (ANI)

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