APSTS generates record revenue

APSTS generates record revenue

| Staff REPORTER |

ITANAGAR, Apr 3: In a major contribution to the state exchequer in terms of revenue generation, the Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Services (APSTS) has achieved a record revenue collection of Rs 19.43 crore, surpassing its own revenue target of Rs 18 crore.

“Highest ever revenue collection since 1975 by APSTS,” said General Manager Abu Tayeng. The GM divulged that revenue earned is 108% while actual revenue received is 103%. He added that the difference is due to non deposition of postal charges and hire charges by departments like Police and the district administration during current financial year.

Among the APST stations that fared admirably are Itanagar 109%, Namsai 111%, Roing 147%, Miao 117%, Khonsa 116%, Tezu 130%, Seppa 117%, Bomdila 101%, Tawang 134% and to top those all, Yingkiong made a revenue generation of 209%, which can be termed as icing on the cake.

The APSTS has seen phenomenal rise in revenue collection in the last five years.

Tayeng attributed the introduction of SUMO services and new age ultra buses brought about a “sea change” in the department. Innovative ideas like E-ticketing and a NE first mobile app brought national recognition in the form of a ‘public transport excellence award’. He also said that decentralization of procurement at the district level meant quick solutions and better service.

The GM credited the success of the department to the untiring effort of the field officers and teamwork. He extended gratitude to the Chief Minister who also heads the department, Deputy Chief Minister and Parliamentary Secretary Likha Saaya for their unstinted support and trust in him.

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