Monday, January 30, 2023

Manipur CM flags off Imphal-Mao bus service

Manipur’s bus station at Dimapur will be made functional: N Biren singh


Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday flagged off Imphal-Mao Manipur State Transport (MST) Bus Service from Imphal’s MST Complex.
The bus service was launched to provide a safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable public transport service.
The bus service from Imphal to Mao will depart from Nagamapal, RIMS Road Corner near Kasturi Thong of Imphal at 7 am and 2.30 pm on every working day while the bus coming from Mao to Imphal will depart from Mao Bus Parking, near Traffic Island at 6 am and 2.30pm.
Talking to reporters after flagging off the bus service, Singh said that the bus service was launched with the objective to maintain close relationships among people living in border villages and valley areas.
“The bus service is of utmost importance for people of the state as better transportation facilities could strengthen connections among people of hill and valleys districts,” he said.
He recalled that the Manipur State Road Transport Corporation which had remained non-functional for a long time was revived as Manipur State Transport by the BJP led Government after its formation in 2017.
Stating that around 28 buses were operating in the state providing transportation service, the chief minister said that the state government was in process of procuring another three buses. He also stated that the operation of bus service would be increased considering the demand for transportation.
He continued that the state government was planning to make the existing bus station at Dimapur functional considering the importance of bus service till Dimapur for the people of Mao.
The chief minister asserted that regular bus service between Imphal and Mao would facilitate marketing local products and enhancing the economic activities for the people of Mao and the state in general.
Mao MLA Losii Dikho stated that the present government led by chief minister N Biren Singh had always been successful in addressing issues put up by its people.
“People from different communities have started working together for the development of the state under the leadership of N Biren,” he added.
He hoped that economic activities would be enhanced with the launch of bus services.
Leaders of the NPO, Mao Council and Mao Students’ Union expressed gratitude to the chief minister for launching the bus service while assuring to extend their support and cooperation in operation of the bus service.
After the flagging off the bus service, the chief minister also visited a site where a temporary Mao market would be set up in Imphal’s Chingmeirong.

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