Revolutionizing Rural Connectivity: LAccMI Bus Staff Embrace Selfless Service
Bhubaneswar: V.K. Pandian, the Secretary to the Chief Minister for the 5T initiative, offered guidance on Monday to employees, including bus drivers and conductors, participating in the LAccMI scheme. He urged them to deliver selfless service and treat passengers as if they were family members.
Addressing the bus staff, Secretary Pandian emphasized the importance of communication as a means of economic and social progress. He stated that their primary responsibility is to provide high-quality service to the people.
Pandian pointed out that the LAccMI bus scheme will benefit a wide range of people, from children to farmers, traders, and laborers. Students can use the buses to reach their educational institutions, farmers can transport their produce to market, merchants can conduct business more efficiently, and patients can access hospitals. Additionally, the scheme will address communication challenges faced by ‘Mission Shakti’ mothers.
The transport service is expected to bring prosperity to rural areas, symbolized by ‘Lakshmi’ (LAccMI), and contribute to economic growth and improved rural connectivity.
During the interaction, Secretary Pandian stressed the importance of the 3 ‘S’s: Safety (Surakhya), Convenience (Subidha), and Respect (Samman). He emphasized that it is the duty of the staff to ensure the safety of all passengers.
Approximately 650 employees, including bus drivers, conductors, and managers, participated in the event.
In the initial phase, LAccMI bus operations will commence in six districts in southern Odisha, namely Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati, and Kandhamal. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to launch the scheme in Malkangiri district on October 12th. The scheme aims to provide bus services from panchayats to block headquarters and from block headquarters to district headquarters.