To improve the public transport system in Guwahati, the Kamrup (M) district administration is planning to reduce the distance between city bus stops.
In a meeting of the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) of the district on Monday, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Biswajit Pegu said that as per the Gauhati High Court directive, the distance between two city bus stops will be decreased to 750 metres.
The DC added that it will decrease the unauthorised halting of city buses to pick up passengers in the city.
Pegu also strictly asked all the officials concerned and representatives of transport associations to ensure implementation of recently formulated “time card” system in every city bus.
Pegu further said that all city buses have to follow the routes as formulated by the RTA in collaboration with the police administration and other departments.
In the meeting, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Ranjan Bhuyan said that the traffic congestion problem would decrease a lot if all city buses starts following all the rules and regulations formulated by the administration.
It should be mentioned here that the RTA had fixed several norms in 2019, including time cards, an increase in the number of bus routes from 22 to 37, doing away with handymen in buses, stipulating 2-minute stoppages at bus stops, pasting of photos of bus drivers on the windshields, etc., to prevent traffic chaos in the city and to ensure a hassle-free ride for the commuters. (Assam Tribune)