Itagar, April 4: The Aruchal Pradesh State Transport Service (APSTS) scripted a record by generating revenue to the tune of Rs 19.43 crore by surpassing its target of Rs 18 crore to enrich the state coffer.
This is highest ever revenue collection by APSTS since 1975, said its general mager (GM) Abu Tayeng.
He added that the earning was 108 per cent against actual revenue receipt of 103 per cent as the difference is due to non-deposition of postal charges and hire charges by police and district administration during the current fincial year.
The APST stations which gave noteworthy contributions included Itagar 109 per cent, msai (111 per cent), Roing (147), Miao 117, Khonsa 116, Tezu 130, Seppa 117, Bomdila 101, Tawang 134 while Yingkiong record of 209 per cent was like icing on the cake. The APSTS also saw phenomel rise in revenue collection during last 5 years.
Introduction of sumo services and modern ultra buses brought about a sea change in the department. Innovative ideas like E-ticketing and a NE first mobile app brought tiol recognition in the form of a ‘public transport excellence award’, which Tayeng attributed to the success.
Decentralization of procurement at district level led to quick solutions and better service, Tayeng said and credited the success to the untiring effort of field officers with team spirit
He also thanked Chief Minister Pema Khandu, in-charge of the department, Deputy Chief Minister Chow Mein and Parliamentary Secretary Likha Saaya for their unstinted support to serve as spring board for success.