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OSRTC will resume bus operations on 66 routes across the state from Monday

Bhubaneswar:6/6/20: The Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) will resume bus operations on 66 routes across the state starting Monday.

In a press statement, Arun Bothra, CMD, OSRTC said, “We are resuming regular service with 96 buses connecting 22 towns in the state. We will keep adding more buses and routes over a period of time.”

He said that in accordance with the policy and direction of the State Govt, the OSRTC has been active in helping guest workers. On requisition by District Administration buses are being provided for movement of guest workers.

“Till last week out of 440 buses operated by OSRTC, 70 % were deployed to facilitate transportation of guest workers. Now when this workload is reducing and there is the demand for regular bus service from several districts the OSRTC is resuming its regular operations,” informed Mr Arun Bothra.

He further informed that no standing passengers will be allowed to travel on buses. Wearing of masks will be compulsory for all the commuters. No one will be allowed to board the bus without a mask.

“In the larger public interest, we are asking people not to travel unless it is necessary & maintain social distancing. It is in their own interest they should not crowd the buses”, said Mr. Bothra.

Additional cleaning measures have been put in place to disinfect all the buses.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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