Prompt action by Transport dept helps Pune techie get bag back
Kolkata: A youth working at a reputed IT company in Pune was indebted to the state Transport department after he got back his bag full of important documents in less than an hour after he left it in an air conditioned bus of West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) on his visit to the city.
The youth, Rajdip Das originally hailing from Bankura district in Bengal had come on a day's visit to the city on Sunday. First he reached Howrah station where he spent some time with his parents who also came at Howrah station to meet their son.
Rajdip's mother had brought some of his son's favourite hand-made sweets as he came to the city after almost six months.
After meeting with his parents, Rajiv boarded a bus of AC 39 route to travel to one of his friend's house at Girish Park area. He came down from the bus leaving the bag behind.
After meeting his friend, the latter handed him some important papers which he was going to put it inside his bag, He then realised that he was not carrying it.
Initially, he was at loss. However, he saw the ticket and finding the phone number of WBTC control room in it, he called up the number and informed the entire matter.
Within ten minutes he received a call in his mobile with a voice informing him that his bag had been traced.
"We tracked the movement of the bus through our GPS system and found that it was on his way to the Airport. We called up the bus conductor Sanjib Kanjilal and he informed us that the bag was inside the bus.
"When we learnt that the youth was also headed to the airport in a cab and would reach there more or less in the same time as the bus, we told him to contact the bus conductor and take the bag from him. Accordingly, we also informed the bus conductor that Rajdip will collect his bag from him," a senior official of the Transport department said.
"It's really heartening that professionalism of state transport in Bengal has reached to such a height. The most important content for me were the sweets prepared by my mother. I will go to Pune and tell my friends about my experience," Rajdip said.
It is learnt that state Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari had talked with the managing director of WBTC and had told him to award the bus conductor Sanjib Kanjilal.