5th Dec 2020 12:12:AM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter

ITANAGAR, Dec 4: After a break of eight months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the much-awaited city bus services resumed in the state capital bringing a huge sigh of relief among daily commuters especially students and daily wage earners who had to shell out a lot of money while commuting through private taxis etc.
The Arunachal Pradesh State Transport department has pressed into service two Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) buses and two Force traveller (Passenger vehicle ) that will ply between Naharlagun-Chimpu and Banderdewa - Ganga on daily basis.
 The decision to resume city bus services was taken in a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar on December 3, according to a circular issued by the Department.  
This was also announced by Secretary, Transport, Dani Sulu on his official Facebook account.
"All the people are requested to avail the city bus service and help in creating a hassle-free, reasonable fair and punctual Public Transport System," Sulu wrote with images of the bus schedule and fare.
The bus fare has been fixed reasonably from Rupees 10-60 while fares for the force traveller has been fixed at Rupees 10 -70 based on distances.
"I've been facing lots of problems travelling around the ICR due to sudden exorbitant hike in fares fixed by private-public transport operators in lieu of social distancing due to COVID-19. If the department increases number of buses then it will prove beneficial for daily commuters like us,” an agent working with LIC company said.

Kenter Joya Riba

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