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Assam Launches Free ‘Pink Bus’ Service For Women And Elderly People

Assam pink bus service

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal flagged off 25 ‘pink’ buses at an event at Assam Administrative Staff College Khanapara, Guwahati on January 9. ‘Pink bus’ is a free transport service launched by the Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) under a new scheme called ‘Bhraman Sarathi’. This service is exclusively for women and senior citizens of Guwahati to travel within the city.

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The Chief Minister said, “Transport services must be made accessible to all sections of the populace irrespective of gender. Safe transport services are a basic right of all, especially for women and senior citizens of the State. The new bus service of the Assam State Transport Corporation would give a new dimension to the state governments welfare measures in the new year. I urge all commuters to take care of these buses which will ply in five routes of the city. ”

These buses, painted in pink, will ply on some of the busiest routes of Guwahati through the day. This will provide fast, convenient and safe commuting to women and senior citizens of the city. A total of 25 pink buses have been running in the city right now. ASTC plans to increase the number of buses in the city. Moreover, the division also plans to roll this service out in other districts of the state in the future.

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