GUWAHATI, April 26 - The State government will allow the conditional inter-district movement of people in the State till April 30.
The DCs have received more than 73,000 requests from travelers who own vehicles, and 26,950 are learnt to have travelled yesterday to their respective destinations after getting the e-passes.
Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said around 34,000 requests were for round trips, and the DCs will issue passes to them between April 28 and 30. The ASTC will also operate the buses till April 30.
While the ASTC issued tickets to around 5,000 people in 18 districts yesterday, the public carrier had made arrangements to transport around 12,000 passengers in 800 buses today, Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said.
Today tickets were issued to 6,000 people for two morning slots (8 am and 11 am).
The ASTC is also operating 200 night buses today for long distance travelers for which tickets have been issued. Eighty city buses were operated in the city for taking the passengers to the boarding points, ASTC MD Anand Prakash Tiwari said.
The total number of registered applicants who wanted to take the ASTC facility for the inter-district movement through 104 helpline number was 41,651. To ensure social distancing, each ASTC bus carried 15-20 passengers within short distances only.
�For the first phase, priority was to send the passengers between two nearest districts. Accordingly, ASTC sent SMS ticket to around 5,000 people, containing the bus details, boarding point, serial number, origin and destination, time and date of journey etc,� Patowary said.
In Guwahati, Paltan Bazar, Machkhowa, Adabari and ISBT, Betkuchi have been fixed as the�designated boarding points. For other districts, ASTC headquarter bus stations will be the boarding points.