GUWAHATI: Good news for the bus commuters of Amingaon as the Kamrup Transport Department (R) has decided to connect it to Guwahati via city bus service.
Meanwhile, Gautam Das, the DTO of Kamrup (Rural) stated that buses will also provide services till Baihata Chariali and North Guwahati- Doul Govinda Temple soon.
The District Transport Officer (Kamrup) said, "Guwahati is having serious traffic issues and at any cost, the high traffic should be minimized. As per a Gauhati High Court order, the Kamrup transport department along with Regional Transport Authority (RTA) has rationalized the bus routes in the city. One route has been extended till Amingaon. Along with Amingaon, more routes might be introduced for buses including North Guwahati, Mirza, Khetri, Chandrapur”.
Now the city buses will move from Amingaon to Guwahati and the route will be operational soon. The RTA has also allocated a bus stop point for the city buses.
Officials will also develop a mobile application that will create awareness for road safety among people.
Gautam Das added, “We will forward the proposal to RTA so that they can look into the matter.”
For a fact, the Kamrup District Road Safety Committee (KDRSC) launched a mobile App to prevent road accidents, helping victims of accidents, analyze of reasons behind road accidents and their scientific prevention at the Kamrup DC office at Amingaon here on Thursday. This is the first such App in the State.
Kamrup DC Kamal Kumar Baishya, who is also the KDRSC chairman, presided over the programme and launched the App. He said, “This App will help various departments like Transport, the District Administration, Police, the Department of Health and Family Welfare and the National Highway Authority of India to work in unison, and help prevent accidents and extend help to accident victims.” Kamrup DTO Gautam Das, who is the member-secretary of the KDRSC, said, “City bus services from Amingaon to Guwahati will be a reality soon. Such a bus service will help ease traffic congestion in Guwahati to an extent.” Kamrup district Additional SP Sanjib Saikia said, “The NHAI should detect the accident-prone spots on the highway and use signals.”