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Koraput: In a view to improve transport facility for the people in remote villages of mineral rich Kotia Panchayat in the district, the Government of Odisha launched bus service to the tribal dominant Panchayat on Friday.
The District Planning Committee president and Pottangi MLA Prafulla Kumar Pangi flagged of the bus service at Kunduli under Biju Gaon Gadi Yojana.
“The 36-seated bus will begin its journey from Kunduli village at 10 AM every day. It will go to Kotia as well as Ampabali village and return to Kunduli in the afternoon,” said Pangi.
Pottangi Block Chairman, local Zilla Parishad member, Pottangi BDO, Koraput RTO and hundreds of people were present on the occasion.
The tribal dominant Kotia area in the district made headlines after Andhra Pradesh government officials allegedly distributed freebies in the tribal pockets in the first week of this month under the flagship Janmabhoomi programme.
Meanwhile, the Odisha government has taken various steps to develop infrastructure in and around Kotia area aiming to improve the living condition of local residents.
Kotia Panchayat has 28 villages of which 21 villages are on disputed zone between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.