State minister Himanta Biswa Sarma addressing a press conference on Friday Credit: EastMojo image

Guwahati: Assam’s district deputy commissioners (DCs) have received 51,402 requests for travelling during the ‘conditional’ inter-district movement relaxation from April 25 to 27.

Addressing a press conference, state minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that these are the ones who have private vehicles. He informed that for Saturday, 12,206 have been issued passes. Further, another 19,000 people have been allotted passes for Sunday and Monday, while over 19,000 applications have been rejected.

Meanwhile, helpline number 104 has received 41,561 requests for transport through ASTC bus services. The state will attempt to make travel arrangements for as many residents as possible. Also, no fees will be charged for this transportation.

The minister said that the state has allowed travel for almost 1 lakh people during these three days.



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