FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, July 15: After 16 long years of sheer negligence, Chayang Tajo, the independent ADC headquarters has filly been reconnected with the district headquarters Seppa as Aruchal Pradesh State Transport Services (APSTS) General Mager Abu Tayeng on Thursday flagged off a 34-seater state transport bus to bridge the gap. Much to the delight of the public, Tayeng flagged off the bus in e presence of local MLA Karya Bagang, ADC Ashok Tajo, government officials, public and students of KGBV during the morning hours at the inspection bungalow here.
“Filly Chayang Tajo is connected,” said an overwhelmed Tayeng while congratulating the public. He however suggested forming a local committee for the effective service of the bus. “Last year Pakke Kessang circle was connected with bus service, and a local committee constituting officers, public and students union was formed. The committee framed some rules and regulations for effective bus services,” Tayeng shared.
Urging the public to behave courteously with the driver and the conductor, the GM also assured to provide another bus soon if enough revenue is equally generated.
Tayeng also appealed law maker Bagang to look into the certain stretch of Chayang Tajo to Seppa road which has been lying in deplorable condition, so that the buses can deliver a smooth ride to its passengers.
“As a representative of this area, I approached GM Tayeng to restart the bus service and he extended full cooperation in this matter,” said Bagang while expressing her gratitude to the general mager on behalf of the public.
She also appealed to the driver and the conductor to carry passengers and commodities as per capacity of the bus and not to exceed beyond, so that the bus can also endure a long life.
“A long cherished dream has been fulfilled,” said ADC Ashok Tajo, while informing that bus fare has been fixed at affordable rate at Rs 100 per passenger. However, he urged the GM to replace the bus with a smaller one, considering the tough road conditions. Senior public leader, Tara Bagang also spoke on the occasion.
Chayang Tajo, which shares a distance of 80 kilometres from the district headquarter Seppa, witnessed the last bus service in the year 1997.