Respite for STS commuters at Great Nicobar on the cards

Port Blair
24 Jul 2018

Grappling with an ailing fleet of STS buses, residents in the remote Great Nicobar region can now heave a sigh of relief as the Transport Department has expedited efforts to overhaul the existing fleet besides deploying new ones in the region. As per reports, a new Chargeman has been posted at Campbell State Transport Service (STS) Unit recently and the unit is working round the clock to bring all the buses in the fleet into operation at the earliest.“The Chargeman posted at Campbell Bay earlier was suffering from some medical ailment and used to remain under treatment at frequent intervals resulting in delay in repair and maintenance of STS buses.
The top officials in the Transport Department took a serious note of the concerns of residents in Great Nicobar and posted a new Chargeman to Campbell Bay around 10 days ago. The new incumbent, who has already reported for duty, is a diligent employee and is making painstaking efforts to ensure cent percent efficiency of the existing fleet of buses there. Besides, the department has also dispatched necessary spares for early repairs of the buses. Residents in Great Nicobar can expect respite soon,” said an employee of Transport Department, who didn’t wish to be named. EOI recently reported how the ailing ageing fleet of STS buses at Campbell Bay was been taking a toll on commuters for the past many months. Of the total nine STS buses, six are under repairs and passengers are facing a tough time travelling to different parts here. Routine breakdown of STS buses has become a common phenomenon and commuters are left to wait for long hours in the middle of the journey for the replacement bus to arrive. (EOIC)