CM launches Tura Public Transport Services

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Tura, Jan 27: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma launched the Tura Public Transport Services (TPTS) and also the Transport Services of Baghmara, Resubelpara and Williamnagar on Friday at Tura Parade Ground in the presence of Minister in – charge Urban Affairs, Ampareen Lyngdoh.
A total of 18 buses were launched out of which 10 were for Tura, four for Williamnagar, two for Baghmara and two for Resubelpara.
While speaking at the function, Dr Sangma urged upon the service providers to maintain the standard and dedicated the buses to the three regions of Garo Hills.
Releasing a booklet on Meghalaya Tourism and Investment Promotion Scheme 2012 Dr Sangma informed that the project is designed to provide a platform for the young entrepreneurs of the state which would also generate employment. He said that the government would create opportunities for every family and added that it is the dream of the government to free the state of BPL.
He mentioned that proper mapping of BPL families was underway. He stressed upon the need to sensitize people of the need to maintain peace and harmony and urged upon all concerned to spread the message of love and forgiveness.
He also appealed to all officials to renew their commitment to the expectations of the people and maintain transparency and accountability.
Meanwhile, Lyngdoh recalled that when the buses were introduced in Shillong there was a demand for such buses in Garo Hills. Expressing happiness that the government could fulfill the need of the people of the region, she hoped that the operators from the syndicate will do justice to it.
Deputy Commissioner, West Garo Hills, Tura, Sanjay Goyal, in his address said that public mode of transport is important in a progressive state. It is the endeavor of the government to make headway in public transport system.


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