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32 New Buses flagged off for Maoist-hit Areas in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Feb 24: Odisha chief minister flagged off 32 new buses under Biju Gaon Gadi Yojana (BGGY) for the Maoist-hit areas of the state. This initiative was taken to improve the communication system in the remote areas that were targeted by the rebels.

The buses will move to Rayagada, Jeypore, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri, Kandhamal and Berhampur.

Already 25 buses are operated in the Maoist-affected areas and districts. With the launch of 32 buses, the number reached at 57.

Talking on the occasion, Transport minister Ramesh Majhi said the the government is planning to operate 100 buses under the scheme. Today 32 buses were flagged off, the total is now 57. The rest 43 buses will be operational during this fiscal.

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