New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Soon after the registration for the Rs 5,000 assistance to public vehicle drivers stated on Monday, heavy traffic was witnessed on the Delhi Transport Department website, with the government releasing an additional link for the same.
The public vehicle drivers with valid driver licences and valid badged will get one-time financial assistance of Rs 5,000 from the Delhi government to deal with the crisis during the coronavirus lockdown.
However, soon after the registration process started on Monday morning, heavy traffic was witnessed on the website.
Till 11 am, 231 applications were received, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said, adding that by 1 pm the total reached 723 applications.
In a series of tweets in Hindi, he said people should wait for some time as there was a rush to file applications.
"Since there is still heavy traffic on the website, an additional link is being provided. To fill the online form, I would request all drivers of para transit vehicles to use the link pucc.delhi.gov.in/cvfa/."
On Sunday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the drivers can apply on the website 'transport.gov.in' by filling their driving licence number, PSV Badge number and contact number on the website.
Assistance will be given to drivers of auto-rickshaws, taxis, gramin sewa, phatphat sewa, maxicabs, eco-friendly sewa, e-rickshaws and school cabs.
The public transport in Delhi have been stopped to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The restrictions are in force since the announcement of the 21-day lockdown.
As a result, a large number of persons, including the drivers of public service vehicles, were affected.