mizoram bus service

AIZAWL | May 3

The Mizoram government will soon launch inter-state bus services between Mizoram and Zampui range in Tripura and Manipur’s Churachandpur district, State Transport minister, T.J.Lalnuntluanga said on Friday.

Addressing a meeting at Mizo Hnam Run here, Lalnuntluanga said the state government is taking massive efforts to increase the state transport buses in order to augment public transport services between Mizoram and neighboring states. He also said that only 25 out of 35 state transport buses are fit for plying.

Lalnuntluanga then said the state government is almost ready to launch bus services between Mizoram and Jampui and Churachandpur to establish people to people contact.

“Talks are also on with the Centre to launch bus services between Mizoram and Chin sate of Myanmar”, he added.

Lalnuntluanga then said that the state government of Mizoram also focuses on improvement of inland water way transport system. “Efforts are on to connect Bangladesh and Akyab in Myanmar through inland water transport”, he said.

Lalnuntluanga then said that the government would give priority to improvement of infrastructure in the Northeastern and southern parts of the state. He added that the state government of Mizoram is currently in touch with the Union Ministry of External Affairs to improve monitoring of immigration and integrated check posts at the international borders Mizoram shares 510 km “unfenced” international border with Myanmar and 318 km with Bangladesh.

Lalnuntluanga, who also holds Forest and Climate Change portfolio, said the state government is making massive efforts to plant more trees in order to create green environment.

Mizoram experienced intense heat wave in April this year. On April 26, the state capital Aizawl experienced maximum temperature of 38.5 degree Celsius, the hottest day since temperatures are being recorded in the state. Tlabung area in south Mizoram’s Lunglei district bordering Bangladesh also experienced maximum temperature of more than 41 degree Celsius on April 28.

Lalnuntluanga said that implementation of urban Plantation and rural plantation projects are currently being underway in different parts of the state. “Roadside plantation and plantation at catchment area will be carried out in maximum number and efforts will be made to make the state tourist attraction”, he added.

~IFP

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