Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) on Monday launched city bus service by introducing two double-decker modern buses on two routes of the divisional city, reports BSS.
Mayor of Rangpur Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa inaugurated the double-decker buses at a colourful function arranged by Rangpur Depot of BRTC at CO Bazar point on the Rangpur-Dhaka highway as the chief guest.
Rangpur Depot Manager of BRTC Mehedi Hossain presided over the event participated by officials different government departments and civic rights based organisations and civil society members.
Assistant Commissioner (Traffic) of Rangpur Metropolitan Police Farhad Imrul Kayes, its Traffic Inspector Delwar Hossain, President of CO Bazar unit of Motor Sramik Union Abdus Samad Khan, its General Secretary Smasher Ali, among others, spoke.
The BRTC Depot Manager said each of the two double-decker buses has 32 seats in the ground floor and 43 seats on the first floor with social facilities for disabled persons and freedom fighters.
One of the two buses will regularly ply on the Paglapeer to Pirganj route via Rangpur city.
“Passengers of Hajirhat, CO Bazar, Medical Mour, Shapla Chattar, Carmichael College, Lalbag, Begum Rokeya University, Modern Mour and Pairaband areas can avail facilities for transportation of the bus at these points on the route,” he said.
Similarly, the other double-decker BRTC bus will regularly ply on the Paglapeer to Kawnia Teesta Road Bride point route.
“Passengers of Hajirhat, CO Bazar, Medical Mour, Katchari Bazar, Paira Chattar, Zahaj Company Mour, Shapla Chattar, Lalbag, Carmichael College, Begum Rokeya University, Parker Mour, Tazhat and Satmatha areas can avail transportation facilities of the bus at these points on the Paglapeer to Teesta Road Bride point route,” he added.
Talking to BSS on double-decker busses, some passengers, like students, youths, women and housewives, expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for launching the bus services here.
Students Rafiul Islam and Asrukona Roy of Begum Rokeya University and students Kamrul Hasan and Aklima of Carmichael College said they felt comfortable while travelling by the newly launched BRTC’s double-decker buses.