A Nagaland State Transport’s bus in Kiphire. (Photo Courtesy: kiphire.nagaland.gov.in)
Morung Express News
Dimapur | January 17
The Nagaland State Transport (NST) has been adjudged the winner of ARSTU’s ‘Transports Minister’s Road Safety Awards 2018-19 (for lowest rate of accidents) “in the category of “Hill.”
The award will be presented during the 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Public Transport Innovation, 2020 (ICEPTI-2020) at Manekshaw centre, New Delhi from January 30-31, 2020.
In letter to General Manager, NST on January 14, ARSTU’s Executive Director, Capt VV Ratnaparkhi also congratulated the NST team for their distinguished achievement.
The director further encouraged department to continue with winning strides in coming days towards making safe public transport safe in the country.
The letter, shared by official Twitter handle of MyGov Nagaland, an online platform launched by the state government on the line of MyGov for Citizen Engagement and participatory governance -also invited the NST’s GM to attend the ICEPTI-2020 and receive the award on January 31.
Meanwhile, taking to twitter to share the news, Nagaland’s Minister for of Transport, Civil Aviation, Railways and Land Resources, P Paiwang Konyak lauded the dedicated officers staff of the NST including General Manager; Additional GM & host of officers, Drivers & Mechanics for serving the people of the state in their outmost sincerity and dedications.
The Association of State Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU), according to the data on its website, came into existence on August 13, 1965 to bring together all the State Road Transport Undertakings on a common platform with the aim of pooling their resources and knowhow for dealing with various problems faced by them and help them to improve their performance.
It is an is an apex coordinating body working under the aegis of Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Government of India and ARSTU’s 62 members collectively operates 150,000 buses and serve 70 million passenger a day across the country.
ASRTU is headed by Secretary, MoRTH as Ministry as the ex-officio President.