Reasi accident aftermath: Bakkal, Panasa to get 5 new mini buses
STATE TIMES NEWS
REASI: To control the menace of heavy rush and overloading in passenger vehicles plying on various routes in the interior of district responsible for causing mishaps and other tragedies, District Administration Reasi worked out measures to rationalise existing transport plan besides approving new permits.
The administration has finalized a total of five bus and mini bus services for Reasi-Bakkal and three mini-buses for Reasi-Panassa, two of the risky routes in the district where many precious lives have already been lost due to mishaps resulted out of over loading of passengers and tight packing with other commodities.
The routes of two mini-buses have been altered from Reasi-Pouni to Reasi-Panasa and additional 2 mini-buses after changing their existing routes have been provided for Bakkal area. This type of arrangement in the transport chart shall benefit the people at large thereby reducing the burden on existing bus services.
Out of 13 new permits, six have been issued for mini-buses which shall be driven on some selected routes and also remain available on call with the administration in order to handle any type of exigency as a result of public rush. Other 6 auto rickshaw permits were approved for land owners who have donated their land for construction of bus stand at Ransoo and rest one for pressing into service one new mini-bus on Bakkal route.
The transport Union shall further decide the timings of all newly introduced mini-buses adhering to the existing norms besides avoiding overlaps so that any inconvenience is not caused to the local people.