IMPHAL, June 23 - Manipur Government will launch a government public transport system from Sunday by introducing ten buses on fourteen different routes in the State capital and districts.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh will flag off the Manipur State Transport (MST) bus services besides commissioning the Inter-State Bus Terminus at Khuman Lampak here on Sunday. The MST will not charge any fare from the public on the inaugural day.
The State Transport department is also planning to bring in private transporters in the near future under a public private partnership (PPP model) to augment the transportation sector.
However, the revival of State Transport department will be a huge challenge because of financial constraints, said Transport Commissioner M Lakshmikumar Singh. The MST bus service will be resumed after a hiatus of almost a decade after the CM expressed his desire to solve the problem of commuters, he informed.
Women Helpline: A 24/7 toll free helpline number �181� for distressed women facing violence in public or private spheres of life was formally launched in Imphal on Friday by Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen.
Women from any part of the State will receive immediate medical assistance like the PCR van or an ambulance, police, legal aid and one-stop centre for professional counselling through the Helpline.