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Inter-dist movement from today for 3 days

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, April 24 - The State government will facilitate the inter-district movement of around 1 lakh people in the next three days.

Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the DCs have received requests from 51,402 people who have own vehicles. After scrutiny, 19,000 requests have been rejected as they did not fall under the �emergency category� as specified by the Central government.

�The DCs have issued car passes for 12,206 people to travel on April 25. The remaining will be accommodated on the next two days,� he said.

The 104 helpline had received calls from 41,651 stranded people who wanted to avail the free ASTC service.

�We will try to cater to all these people and if required extend the number of days,� the Minister said.

This section of people will receive the e-tickets in the mobile through SMS which will also have details of the bus route and the location where they can board it.

The government is also planning to run some 100 cabs and 30 city buses on the three days to facilitate the people to reach the bus stand or the place from where they can board it.

People, however, cannot move out of the red zone districts.

Tomorrow, ASTC will ferry some 12,600 people. �Tickets will be ten hours before the schedule time of journey,� ASTC MD AP Tiwari said.

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