Assam Transport Department has taken initiatives to resume public transportation through its corporation, Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) after relaxation of lockdown guidelines.

On Monday,100 city buses were given for operation in Guwahati city as well as 214 buses were deployed for inter-district operation across the State.

Transport Department has ensured strict compliance of all the safety guidelines like social distancing to safeguard public health.

Use of masks and disinfecting the buses after each trip was ensured by joint enforcement teams of Transport Department.

Joint enforcement teams were deployed to monitor the movement of buses and to ensure that more than 50 per cent seats are not filled in any bus and that small passenger vehicles do not carry more than two passengers.

Passengers in standing mode were strictly prohibited, whereas online ticketing and contact details of passengers were kept for record.

100 more city buses are going to be added on Tuesday for convenience of the public.

Transport Department will also facilitate the stranded people of Assam to return from various north-eastern states.

The Department is also coordinating with governments of north-eastern states to facilitate their people stranded in Assam to return to their respective states.

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