Dimapur, November 20: Deputy Commissioner, Wokha, Orenthung Lotha flagged off the new NST bus service from Wokha to New Riphyim on November 20 at Nagaland State Transport office premise Wokha.
Flagging off the new bus, the DC said through the introduction of the new bus service transportation problem faced by the area people will be reduced to a great extend, not only for the citizens of New Riphyim but the entire range people which consists of around six villages.
The DC stated that the Government is providing social service to the people through this new public transport system to ease the problems faced by the people and urged the area people to use the service with a sense of responsibility for long term benefit.
Lotha also thanked the initiative of Deputy Chief Minister, Yanthungo Patton and other officials involved for providing the much needed service for the benefit of the people. The DC particularly thanked the NST for helping and providing service during the pandemic in transporting stranded passengers.
Divisional Manager NST, Visio Yepthomi said the district has achieved another development by adding one more new bus service, and urged the area public to take proper care of the vehicle and use it judiciously.
Village authorities on behalf of the citizens of New Riphyim and Old Riphyim thanked DyCM, Transport Minister Paiwang Konyak and General Manager Nagaland State Transport for providing the 32 sitter bus and fulfilling the much needed service to people.
The Nagaland State Transport department is introducing the new 32 sitter bus service from Wokha to New Riphyim for the convenience of travelers with affordable means of transportation. The new route will cover a distance of 22 KM and operate with service NO.519 Up from Wokha and service NO.520 Down from New Riphyim. The service commenced from November 20.
Divisional Manager NST, Kohima, Yepthomi also informed that 50% of the sitting capacity will only be allotted/ used keeping in view of the pandemic crisis and the fare rate has been fixed at Rs 60, but the fare will be reduced to Rs 40 during normal times. The bus will ply on daily basis wi5th two trips per day.
Rev. Abemo Jungio Pastor, Wokha Town Baptist Church, offered the dedicatory prayer for the new bus. (Page New Service)