Dimapur, October 4: The Dimapur Ao Youth Organization (DAYO) has appealed to the Government of Nagaland to resume operation of Nagaland State Transport (NST) buses.
In a press release, DAYO said with the relaxation of interstate and intra district movement of goods and people, private transport operators are serving the public to its commitments, although fares have been increased exponentially due to the existing norms of seating arrangements resulting in lesser intake capacity.
The organization lamented that the State owned public transport system, especially the Nagaland State Transport (NST) buses, are yet to hit the roads making it difficult for the common people to bear the costs of travelling, particularly to meet medical attention across the districts and state.
“Equally important is that students and competitive examination aspirants need to rejoin their educational institutions and others for studies and other academic related matters wherever they are and are in need of cheaper transportation services for consultation and library facilities,” it said.
Urging the State Government to take into consideration the plight of the students’ community and the common people, who cannot afford travelling in private transports, DAYO requested the State to resume plying of public transport/NST at reasonable rates without further delay.
(Page News Service)