CM Launches LAccMI Scheme in Gajapati Dist

Bhubaneswar: Odisha ChiefMinister Naveen Patnaik onFriday rolled out ‘LocationAccessible Multi-modalInitiative’ (LAccMI) scheme inGajapati district.The scheme was first launchedin Malkangiri district. Under thescheme buses will ply frompanchayats to block headquartersand vice versa. Over 1,000 buseswill ply across the State under
the scheme. Mission Shaktimembers have been given theresponsibility of management of
these buses. Under the schemewomen, students and personswith disability (PwD) can travel
from village to block by justpaying Rs 5.Addressing the people ofGajapati district on this occasion,
the Chief Minister said that afterhe came to know about theproblems faced by the people incommuting from the visits of theChief Minister’s office,(LAccMI) scheme was launched.”This will transform ourtransportation system. Willconnect one village with another.Will strengthen socialrelationship of people. It willfurther strengthen our economy,”the Chief Minister said.Highlighting the plan, the ChiefMinister said that in the firstphase, along with Malkangari andGajapati, buses will run inNabarangpur, Koraput,Rayagada and Kandhamaldistricts under this scheme.Today 36 buses were flaggedoff in Gajapati district providingbus services to 126 panchayats
in seven blocks.Under this scheme 69 new busstoppages have been constructedin Gajapati district while 64
existing bus stoppages have beenrenovated.”Through LAccMI scheme anew trend of development hasstarted in these panchayats.

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