GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - Welcoming the decision of the Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) to increase the frequency of its city bus services in the night hours, the Assam Rail Passengers� Association (ARPA) has called upon the transport department to start city bus service to and from the Kamakhya Railway Station.
ARPA secretary Dipankar Sharma said absence of regular city bus service to and from the Kamakhya Railway Station has over the years caused great inconvenience to passengers.
�Across India you will find that there are city bus stations near major rail terminuses. Kamakhya is an exception. We had earlier also requested ASTC to start regular service to the station from other parts of the city and we want to reiterate the demand which, if fulfilled, will benefit thousands of railway passengers, especially those who commute to Guwahati from nearby places every day for job, educational or other reasons,� Sharma said.
�And with the Maligaon road jam-packed during rush hours, it is difficult for those who want to catch city buses after alighting from trains to cross the road. So a city bus service from the entrance of the railway station would be very welcome,� Sharma said.