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Buses in Odisha to have ice pack, ORS for passengers to counter heat wave

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Bhubaneswar: On the wake of the increasing heat wave in the state, Odisha government on Thursday directed the concerned officials to mandatorily keep water, ice pack and ORS in the buses so that the passengers don’t face problem while traveling during the hot summer this year.

The Commerce and Transport Department has issued a guideline to the Transport Commissioner, Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) CMD, all the collectors and RTO officials asking them to take necessary steps to ensure all the facilities in the buses so that the commuters may not become victim of the scorching heat.

The officials also have been asked to make necessary changes in the bus schedules. The Commerce and Transport Department has asked them run less number of buses between 11.00 AM and 3.00 PM during the summer.

It has also directed the officials to open bus watershed at each bus stand and various locations on National and State Highways while the RTO officials have been asked to create awareness among people through the voluntary organisations about the means of beating heat wave.

The district collectors have also been directed to open control rooms in their respective districts and monitor them properly.

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