Introduce twin city town bus services, HC asks govt

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Cuttack, Jan 13 (PI) Orissa High Court today directedthe State government to extend the newly introduced City BusServices of Bhubaneswar and Puri to Cuttack city and asked theUrban Development as well as Transport departments to takeimmediate measures for introducing "twin-city town busservices" between Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

The direction came from the Division Bench of JusticesB P Das and M M Das while adjudicating over the PIL pertainingto urban problems of the twin cities that is being monitoredregularly by the High Court since 1997.

The Bench asked the government to ensure that at least15 buses of the newly introduced bus services that are beingrun by private bus operators are plied between Cuttack andBhubaneswar from March 31.

It may be mentioned here that the High Court hadearlier asked the government to ensure that at least 40 townbuses run between the twin cities.

But the government was non committal on it followingwhich miscellaneous cases were filed urging the court to issuea fresh a directive to the government.

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