Dehradun (Uttarakhand), May 22 -- : The Uttarakhand government has decided to grant Rs 1,000 to auto drivers registered with the State Tourism Department. This will impose a surcharge of Rs 25 crore on the state government.

"Auto-rickshaw drivers working in tourism industrial units will be given in Rs 1,000 rupees in their account. This will impose a surcharge of 25 crore on the state government," Uttarakhand government spokesperson Madan Kaushik said.

The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Thursday.

Other important decisions taken at the meeting are:

* The High Court will be informed about arrangements and problems regarding the COVID-19 cases quarantined on the border as per the direc...