LAccMI Bus Service Covers Five More Districts

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government’s popular LAccMI Bus service on Monday covered five more districts in the State.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has flagged off the bus service in the districts of Balangir, Bargarh, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj and Sundargarh through video conferencing.

A total of 301 buses will run in 1340 Panchayats in these five districts benefiting more than 83 lakh people. As many as 44 buses will operate in 313 Panchayats in Balangir. The scheme will benefit over 16.50 lakh people in the district. 60 buses will run in 243 Panchayats of Bargarh and 16.50 lakh people will benefit. Similarly, 25 buses will run in 158 Panchayats of Bhadrak benefiting 10.80 lakh people, according to an official release.

In Mayurbhanj, a total of 107 buses will run in 386 GPs, which will benefit 24.20 lakh people and 65 buses will operate in 240 GPs in Sundargarh district benefiting 17.20 lakh people.

In this scheme, bus service from Panchayat to Block has been facilitated. More than 1000 buses will run across the state. In this innovative scheme, which has been launched under the 5T initiatives of the State Government, the Mission Shakti members have been given the responsibility of managing the bus service.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that the LAccMI bus service has made our life easier. It will play an important role in strengthening the economy of the village.
It is worth noting that this scheme was first started in Malkangiri. In the first phase, residents of Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Gajapati and Koraput districts got LAccMI bus service.

The Chief Minister said that our aim is to make the Panchayat the center of development. Our aim is to strengthen the economy of the village. The LAccMI Bus will play an important role in it.
Mentioning the recently launched Shri Jagannath Express Bus Service in this scheme, the Chief Minister said that Shri Jagannath Express Bus Service has been started for the darshan of Mahaprabhu Shri Jagannath and to experience the Srimandir Parikrama Project of the holy Trinity. The bus ticket price for women has been halved.

The Chief Minister further said that the LAccMI Bus will connect people to people and strengthen social and economic life, take the child to school and college and connect farmers to markets. He said that women and students can travel in this bus for only 5 rupees.

Ministers Tukuni Sahu, Sarada Prasad Nayak, Sudam Marndi and Basanti Hembram and MLAs attended the programme.

5T and Nabin Odisha Chairman Kartik Pandian participated in the programme.

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