LAccMI Bus Service Launched in Six More Districts

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched the LAccMI Bus service in six more districts through video conferencing.

The districts are Khordha, Puri, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Nayagarh.

Today, 198 buses will be operating in 1,363 panchayats of six districts. More than 75 lakh people will be benefited by the service.

As many as 22 buses will run in 154 panchayats of Khurda benefitting 15.55 lakh people, 44 buses will run in 268 panchayats of Puri benefitting 14.60 lakh people, 37 buses will run in 196 panchayats of Kendrapara benefitting 11.37 lakh people, 25 buses will run in 158 panchayats of Bhadrak benefitting 10.80 lakh people, 39 buses will run in 233 panchayats of Jajpur benefitting 13.70 lakh people and 31 buses will run in 189 panchayats of Nayagarh benefitting 9.34 lakh people.

Speaking on the occassoin, the Chief Minister said that the people can do their daily work conveniently and at low cost by using affordable bus services. The bus will ease our journey of life, and bring prosperity to our homes.

“My government is the people’s government. Odisha government launches schemes by respecting the wishes of the common people. After the 5T Chairman’s visit to districts, we felt the problems of the people and launched the LAccMI bus scheme with their suggestions. The scheme was launched to solve the communication problem of rural people,” he said.

Bus service from Panchayat to block has been facilitated. More than 1000 buses will run across the State. In this program launched under the 5T scheme, Mission Shakti members have been given the responsibility of running the vehicles.

The Chief Minister further said that LAccMI Bus will play an important role in strengthening the rural economy.

Explaining the recently launched Sri Jagannath Express bus service under the scheme, the Chief Minister said that Sri Jagannath Express bus service has been started for the darshan of Lord Jagannath and to experience the Parikrama Project.

Highlighting the LAccMI Bus service, the Chief Minister said that the Bus will strengthen social and economic life of rural people. The bus will transport students to school and college. It can connect farmers to markets. He said that women and students can travel in this bus for only Rs 5.

Transport Minister Tukuni Sahu, Food Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, Coordinator of ‘Ama Odisha, Nabin Odisha’ Srimayee Mishra, MLA Rajendra Kumar Sahu, MLA Rudra Pratap Maharthy , former MLA Sanjay Kumar Dasbarma, Dhrub Charan Sahu, MLA Shri Ramesh Chandra Behera from Nayagarh and MLA Arun Kumar Sahoo were present in different places.

They said that LAccMI Bus Yojana will accelerate panchayat development. It will improve the life of rural people.

5T and Nabin Odisha Chairman Kartik Pandian coordinated the programme.

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