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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the LAccMI Bus Service in Five district

Bhubaneswar:21/2/24: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched the LAccMI Bus Service in Balasore, Jagatsinghpur, Ganjam, Nuapada and Boudh districts through video conference.

With the launch of the affordable public transport service, a total of 255 buses will ply in 1,057 panchayats of these five districts, benefitting more than 71 lakh people.

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As per official sources, 48 buses will run in 315 panchayats of Balasore benefitting 20.42 lakh people, 25 buses will run in 123 panchayats of Nuapada benefitting 5.74 lakh people, 10 buses will run in 55 panchayats of Boudh benefitting 3.53 lakh people, 130 buses will run in 433 panchayats of Ganjam benefitting 34.47 lakh people and 42 buses will run in 131 panchayats of Jagatsinghpur benefitting, 7.50 lakh people.

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With this, ‘Location Accessible Multi-modal Initiative’ (LAccMI) scheme has started operation in all 30 districts of the state. A total of 1,354 buses have started running in 30 districts benefitting 3.64 crore people of 6,031 panchayats.

It is worth mentioning that a total of 1,745 LAccMI buses will run in all the panchayats of the state. The LAccMI buses will facilitate local conveyance in the rural suburbs of the districts with an optimum fare of Rs 5 per passenger.

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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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