Imp-Pherzawl MST service from Jun 25

IMPHAL, 20th june: Chief minister N Biren will flag off an MST bus ferrying passengers from Imphal to Pherzawl on June 25. Pherzawl deputy commissioner A Tombikanta told this daily that the plan to resume MST passenger service between Imphal and Pherzawl is to alleviate the hardships of people.

Outbound passengers will be charged Rs 1 per km while Rs 1.20 paisa will be collected from inbound passengers, Tombikanta said, adding that a passenger travelling from Imphal to Churachandpur will be charged Rs 60 while Rs 240 fare will be levied from those travelling to Pherzawl from Churachandpur.

Those going to Pherzawl from Imphal have to pay only Rs 300 as bus fare, he said, disclosing that Rs 600 is collected from those travelling from Churachandpur to Pherzawl in commercial private vehicles at present. Further informing that those travelling from Imphal to Pherzawl on the inaugural day of the bus service do not have to pay anything, he said the bus service will be available every alternate day.

The hardships faced by people while transporting various items produced in different villages of Pherzawl district to Imphal will be reduced to some extent with the introduction of the MST service, he opined, adding that the bus service will draw Imphal and Pherzawl closer and will enhance development. Better road connectivity is essential for moving towards the path of development, he said, adding that good road infrastructure also help in accessing heath care facilities with ease.

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