ITANAGAR, Sep 1: After the success of airport bus service to Guwahati, the Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Service (APSTS) on Wednesday launched a similar service for the Dibrugarh airport early morning from APST station in presence of several senior officers of APST services.
The secretary transport Dani Salu flagged off a Force Traveler bus service from Itanagar to Dibrugarh airport. The station superintendent of the Itanagar bus station Tuter Dulom informed that Traveler bus will depart at 5 AM from Itanagar with a sitting opacity of 22 passengers.
“The arrival time at Dibrugarh airport is 8.30 am. The fare is Rs 400 per person. The passengers can book the seat online,” informed the station superintendent. Speaking on the occasion the secretary Transport Dani Salu informed that soon bus service for the Borum railway station too will resume. He also said the department will procure more modern buses and Force Traveler buses in the coming year to improve the service in the state.
“State government has sanctioned Rs 10 crore for buying modern AC buses. They will be pressed into service on the long-distance route to ensure a comfortable journey for the passengers. We will also procure a greater number of 25-seater Force Traveler buses,” said Salu.
The secretary also shared that revenue earned by APSTS has increased in the last few years. On the issue of constant flooding and mudslide at ISBT, he said until the earth cutting on the other side of the hill is regulated the problem will continue to persist. “We are maintaining ISBT as much as possible. However, unless a long solution is worked out the flooding and mudslide will continue to create problems,” said secretary Salu.
The general manager of APSTS PN Thungon informed that as per the decision taken by the state government the name of ISBT has been changed to Nabam Rungkhi ISBT. “Rungkhi is credited for the establishment of the capital in Itanagar. We will soon invite family members and a small function will be held to inaugurate it,” he said.