‘Transport dept prepared to tackle bandh situation’
State Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari on Saturday announced that his department is
going to take various measures so that people do not face any inconvenience on the day of bandh.
Adhikari said that around 2,600 government buses would be plying on that day. All the private bus operators would be given compensation if their vehicles were damaged during the strike.
More than 100 vessels would be kept operational in order to ferry passengers. The state Transport department is taking all possible measures to ensure that the people do not face any difficulties in reaching their work places.
There will additional vehicles to meet demand of the situation. In the previous few occasions, it was seen that the Transport department had performed well in foiling the bandh attempt.
All the necessary arrangements are being made to handle the situation this time as well, the minister assured.
Earlier on Saturday, the minister inaugurated bus service between Belur Math and Joyrambati which would run every day. As there was a public demand for new bus services, the state government had taken initiatives to introduce the new bus route which will be of immense help to the people. Buses that would ply between Belur Math and Joyrambati have a capacity of 50 seats each.
The buses would be available from Ghasbagan depot in Howrah. They will pass through Dankuni, Siakhala, Chapadanga, Arambagh before reaching Jairambati. The bus will depart for Belur Math in the afternoon while Jairambati bound buses would leave from Belur Math in the morning. The minister assured that the number of the buses would be increased in the future depending on the demand.