Gangtok, 24th October 2020 (IPR): In a Press Conference called by the General Manager-cum-PCE, Shri. Karma Namgyal Bhutia it was informed that the Transport Department, Govt. of Sikkim has stated that during the festival season of Dusherra all SNT buses will run with the 50% capacity and charge the regular bus fare and not charge the 1.8 times bus fare as stipulated earlier vide notification no. 15/STA/MVD/T Dated: 07/10/2020.
The Department Officials mentioned that the rates will be applicable from 24/10/2020 to 1/11/2020 providing the general public with a sign of relief and reduce financial burden keeping the Pandemic situation in mind.
The GM also mentioned that the State Government has proposed such a step for the easement of the public.
Further, all SNT buses will strictly follow the 50% capacity and social distancing norms at all costs. Use of Masks and social distancing would be mandatory to all availing the Transportation services.
The above mentioned relaxation has been given out in form of Office Order No. 20/GM/TD Dated: 24/10/2020.