Free bus for women, senior citizens.
11th Jan 2021 | Get In Lamka by: Navia Thakuria Guwahati Correspondent .
Guwahati : Assam government has launched a free city bus
service for women and senior citizens, first of its kind in Guwahati,
to travel within the virtual capital of northeast India. State chief
minister Sarbananda Sonowal flagged off 25 pink buses
earmarked under Bhraman Saarathi scheme in a ceremony held
in the city.
These dedicated bus service for women and senior citizens are
scheduled to ply in five routes (namely Khanapara to Jalukbari via
Paltan Bazar, Forestgate to Jalukbari via Chandmari, Basistha temple
to Jalukbari via Paltan Bazar, Khanapara to Jalukbari via ISBT and
Bhetapara games village to Jalukbari via Paltan Bazar).
While flagging off the new buses, Sonowal said this free transport
service would immensely help the beneficiaries and he also urged all
commuters to take adequate care of these vehicles. Appreciating the
role played by the State transport corporation (ASTC) during the
Covid-19 pandemic in transporting essential items, medicines,
vegetables, fruits etc within the region, Sonowal wantd the
corporation to continue the zeal.
Further to bring back people who were stranded outside during the
pandemic, Sonowal commented that the ASTC played a remarkable role. He
lauded State transport minister CM Patowary and all concerned
officials, drivers and handymen for their dedicated
service during the pandemic.
In presence of Patowary, ASTC chairman Ashok Bhattarai, Assam finance
corporation chairman Bijoy Kumar Gupta with other senior government
officers, Sonowal viewed that the new bus service introduced by the
ASTC would give a new dimension to the government’s welfare measures
in the New Year.