The Manipur State government on Monday reintroduced government public transport systems by utilising ten buses for the fourteen different routes in the state capital and districts. Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh flagged off the Manipur State Transport (MST) bus services and also commissioned the Inter-State Bus Terminus complex at Khuman Lampak, Imphal.
In the first phase, the MST will operate city bus service in two routes, both originating from ISBT, Deulahland. The fleet size in the first phase will include 15 buses, of which 10 will be low-floor buses The transport agency would also initially have Imphal-Noney, Imphal-Moreh, Imphal-Kakching, Imphal-Yairipok, Imphal-Moirang and Imphal-Pherzawl inter-district bus services.
The proposed fleet size of the agency is around 150 buses to be achieved in three phases. Initially, purchase of five buses has been approved by the Government.