The Manipur Chief Minister (CM), Nongthongbam Biren Singh, has congratulated the Manipur Transport Department for being placed in the category of ‘Best City Bus Service Project’ by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India.
Informing this in his Twitter handle, the Manipur CM said on Sunday, “Congratulations to the Transport Department, Government of Manipur, on being conferred the ‘Commendable Initiative’ by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, in the Category of Best City Bus Service Project for the Project Revival of Manipur State Transport (MST).”
CM N Biren Singh has revived the transport service in Manipur which was on the brink of disaster. Considering the inconvenience faced by those residing in far-flung and interior areas in travelling to State capital Imphal, seven new city buses were flagged off under the aegis of Manipur State Transport (MST) recently.
Iterating the future prospects to expand the State bus transport N Biren Singh said, “Immediately after coming to power within three months, we revived Manipur State Transport. During that time, we could provide only six route whereas, we required about 15/16 areas. But today, after one year, we can increase the transport service to some far-flung areas.”
According to reports, the State Transport Department is also putting in dedicated efforts to introduce helicopter services to Tamenglong and Moreh. “MST has so far transported
3, 85,160 passengers and earned Rs 1.63 crore in the last 382 days till October; whereas, the annual revenue of the department is around Rs 35-40 crore a year. But here the main objective of reviving MST is not earning profit but to serve the public, added Transport Commissioner M Lakhsmikumar.
Congratulations to the Transport Department, Government of Manipur on being conferred the "Commendable Initiative" by Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India in the Category of Best City Bus Service Project for the project Revival of Manipur State Transport(MST). pic.twitter.com/98S2YyJ9W7
— Nongthombam Biren (@NBirenSingh) November 4, 2018