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Bid to revive GU bus service

By City Correspondent

GUWAHATI, May 6 � The bus service in the Gauhati University started around 1970. The route stretched from the Latasil playground to the Gauhati University campus via Panbazar, Fancy Bazar, Bharalumukh and Maligaon, said a few ex-students.

But the bus service, meant for varsity employees and students, is now in a state of discontinuation. It was suspended in 1991 due to the alleged non-payment of dues by the university authorities.

The bus service was later revived by the university authorities after pressure from different student organisations as well as the Post Graduate Students� Union of the Gauhati University. The service, which restarted in August last year, has been again affected due to the indifference on the part of the varsity to accept the terms and conditions set by the ASTC authorities.

The Registrar of the Gauhati University told this correspondent that there are two buses at present which are regularly plying to and from the University. He also added that after discussing the issue of subsidized rates of tickets with the ASTC Managing Director and taking all issues into consideration, the varsity authorities have decided to pay a sum of Rs 1.50 lakh per month to the ASTC, which the ASTC authorities have objected to on certain grounds.

The Registrar said that the competent authorities would discuss the matter with the students� union this month. The bus service will definitely resume by the next academic session, he added.

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Bid to revive GU bus service

GUWAHATI, May 6 � The bus service in the Gauhati University started around 1970. The route stretched from the Latasil playground to the Gauhati University campus via Panbazar, Fancy Bazar, Bharalumukh and Maligaon, said a few ex-students.

But the bus service, meant for varsity employees and students, is now in a state of discontinuation. It was suspended in 1991 due to the alleged non-payment of dues by the university authorities.

The bus service was later revived by the university authorities after pressure from different student organisations as well as the Post Graduate Students� Union of the Gauhati University. The service, which restarted in August last year, has been again affected due to the indifference on the part of the varsity to accept the terms and conditions set by the ASTC authorities.

The Registrar of the Gauhati University told this correspondent that there are two buses at present which are regularly plying to and from the University. He also added that after discussing the issue of subsidized rates of tickets with the ASTC Managing Director and taking all issues into consideration, the varsity authorities have decided to pay a sum of Rs 1.50 lakh per month to the ASTC, which the ASTC authorities have objected to on certain grounds.

The Registrar said that the competent authorities would discuss the matter with the students� union this month. The bus service will definitely resume by the next academic session, he added.