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Benz buses roll on Assam roads: ASTC bus service for patients in Mumbai soon

Sonowal said that the buses inducted in ASTC need to be looked after to sustain their good services for a long

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CM Sarbanand Sonowal flagging off the BharatBenz bus service

GUWAHATI: Giving a new dimension to convenience and comfort for the passengers to undertake the journey, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal flagged off 20 modern Bharat Benz buses in the state on Friday.

With rolling off the fleet of the buses, Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) has very competitively emerged to serve the people of the state, said Sonowal.

The buses will ply from Borjhar airport to Silchar, Lakhimpur, Haflong, Diphu and Dhubri.

Stating that Marcedes-Benz buses are known for their superior performance, Sonowal said that the buses inducted in ASTC need to be looked after to sustain their good services for a long. He also inaugurated the services of a wheelchair for boarding and deboarding the bus.

Considering several cancer patients of the state who go to Mumbai for advanced oncological treatment, Sonowal asked the ASTC authority to start bus service within one week to facilitate their conveyance from Assam Bhawan to the hospital.