CM Sarbananda Sonowal Flags Off Free Bus Service For Women and Senior Citizen
Under the ‘Bhraman Sarathi’ Scheme, a total of 25 pink coloured buses were flagged off on Saturday by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal flagged off 25 pink buses earmarked under 'Bhraman Sarathi' Scheme for women and senior citizens to travel within Guwahati city in a ceremony held at Assam Administrative Staff College at Khanapara on Saturday.
These free and dedicated bus services for women and senior citizens will ply in five routes – Khanapara to Jalukbari via Paltan Bazar, Forest Gate to Jalukbari via Chandmari, Basistha Mandir to Jalukbari via Paltan Bazar, Khanapara to Jalukbari via NH/ISBT and Games Village/ Bhetapara to Jalukbari via Paltan Bazar.
Sonowal said this free transport service introduced for the first time in Guwahati would immensely help women and senior citizens. He also urged all commuters to take adequate care of these buses.
Minister of Transport and Industry & Commerce Chandra Mohan Patowary in his speech said that the department introduced this bus service for women and senior citizens as per direction of the Chief Minister.
Chairman of ASTC Ashok Bhattarai, Vice Chairman Haricharan Bodo, Chairman of Assam Finance Corporation Bijoy Kumar Gupta, and others were also present at the function, a press release said.