Mumbai: Maharashtra Government has raised
upper limit for purchase of official cars for ministers from
existing Rs 7 lakh to Rs 15 lakh, a cabinet minister said
According to the minister, the Prithviraj Chavan
government took the decision after some ministers complained
about the existing policy which did not allow them to buy good
sturdy cars with adequate safety measures.
Contending that they have to travel to distant corners of
the state even during night for official work and lack of
safety measures like air bags in their vehicles causes
problems, the ministers justified the hike.
As per the present permissible limits, ministers normally
use Honda City car, however with the rise in limit they can
now purchase SUVs, Scorpio and Tata Indigo.
During the discussion in yesterday`s cabinet meeting,
even Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said that due to his
height,he finds it difficult to fit into the official