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BTC to launch bus services to West Bengal and Meghalaya

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

Kokrajhar, May 10: The BTC Transport department is likely to introduce bus services to neighboring States of West Bengal and Meghalaya.

BTC Executive Member Jagadish Sarkar said that Bodoland Transport Services was likely to introduce transport services to Siliguri in West Bengal, Shillong in Meghalaya and Dhemaji in Assam for better transport and commercial purposes.

Sarkar, who is the in-charge of Soil Conservation, Transport and Cooperative, was elected for the second term in the BTC election from the 35 No. Mwdwibari (open) constituency in Udalguri district.

He said that there were altogether 23 Bodoland Transport Services (BTS) out of which three were dysfunctiol and a letter had been sent to the Assam Government in this regard.

Sarkar said that the transport department would be modified and measures would be taken to solve various problems including the recruitment of District Transport Officer and employees. He said that the BTC transport department earned revenue of about Rs 80 crore per year from four districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri in BTAD. However, he asserted that there was no proper share between the BTC and Assam regarding the revenue collection from the BTAD area which needed proper consultation with the Government of Assam. He also said that new vehicles would be distributed under the Bodoland Vikash Yoja to unemployed youths.

Sarkar affirmed that the cooperative department would function without much inconvenience for the common public and cooperative societies. On the soil conservation department, he asserted that without action plan and consultation of the villagers no schemes would be approved by the department.

Sarkar also said that officers had been instructed to look after schemes for proper conservation of soil.

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