Guwahati, February 04: Assam Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary had last year announced that Mercedes buses shall ply in the state, during the 31st Tri-Annual Conference of the ASTC Workers’ Association. Our source in ASTC stated that the buses shall be brought under the PPP model, similar to the already plying Volvo luxury coaches in Assam.
ASTC will be collaborating with ARYA Bus Service for the buses. Along with the luxury bus service, lounge facility shall be made available at every ASTC Bus Stop. All buses shall come with inbuilt Chemical Toilets. Pickup and drop facility shall also be provided to passengers.
The first set of buses were to reach Assam in January but may take another month to reach Guwahati and start service for passengers.
It must be noted that Mercedes shall bear the investment cost and ASTC will facilitate the whole process.