The fare for the Volvo service is Rs 496 per passenger up to Guwahati while Rs 1216 per passenger up to Silchar and tickets will be available both at the ASTC ticket counters and redBus.in.
For the first time in Dhubri’s transport history, Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) launched luxurious Volvo bus service in the district in the ASTC office premises located at GTB Road of Dhubri town during a ceremonial function held for the purpose.
Ananta Lal Gyani, Deputy Commissioner, Dhubri flagged off the bus service while Aswani Roy Sarkar and Ashok Singhi, MLAs of Golakganj and Bilasipara East respectively were also present and spoke on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Ashok Singhi, MLA, Bilasipara East said, “This luxurious bus service will not only ease the journey to and from Silchar but it will also enhance the bond of feelings and links between the residents of the two valleys – Brahmaputra and Barak.”
Manuranjan Chutia, Station Superintendent of Dhubri-based ASTC said that the department has launched the luxurious bus service with Volvo in a Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.
The inaugural programme was also attended by a number of invitees including Bikash Ch Ghosh, Area Superintendent of ASTC, Dibya Jyoti Karjee, DTO, Dhubri, Bikash Sarma, DIPRO, Dhubri, Dipak Saha and Dr D Sanyal, President and Vice-president of Dhubri district unit of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) respectively.