TDC refuels buses ferrying stranded people
IMPHAL, 13th May: As buses ferrying stranded state natives from the Jiribam pick-up point continued the journey to home districts of the returnees, volunteers of Transporters and Drivers’ Council (TDC) facilitated refuelling of the vehicles which have crossed Keithelmanbi at 10.20 pm Wednesday.
With exception to periodical halting to relief the occupants, the buses will ply non-stop to the district headquarters.
TDC had arranged 50 buses to transport first batch of stranded state natives who returned from Chennai in a special train and reached Jiribam at 12.20pm Wednesday. Almost all the returnees have boarded buses arranged by TDC and left Jiribam. TDC president H Ranjit informed The People’s Chronicle that the first batch of buses carrying stranded residents of Ukhrul district are likely to reach Imphal in the middle of night and these buses need refuelling to reach their respective destination/district headquarters without halting the night in Imphal. He said that TDC volunteers waited for the buses and facilitated refuelling.
While asserting that TDC’s responsibility is to ferry returnees from Jiribam to quarantine centres in respective districts, Ranjit said that TDC is rendering its service in the interest of people of the state and help the government. He further informed that the second special train ferrying around 1,200 stranded state natives had already left Punjab for Jiribam Wednesday and another batch of 50 buses arranged by the Council will left Imphal for Jiribam Thursday at 9am.