Odishatv Bureau

Jajpur: After solar lights, water filters and visit of doctors could not improve the lives of malnourished children of Nagada area, the Jajpur district administration launched bus service today to help local residents reach other parts of the State.

Jajpur collector Ranjan Kumar Das and local legislator Priti Ranjan Ghadai launched the daily bus service at Danagadi. The bus will ply between Chandikhol and Nagada via Sukinda and the Kalinganagar Industrial area.

The local legislator said after the bus service is launched, Nagada people will be able to commute to other parts like Jajpur, Chandikhol and Bhubaneswar. “Thereby they will get a scope to learn many things for behavioural changes. They will have no more problems after this,” said Ghadai.

It remains to be seen how much the MLA’s claim of a bus service being enough to make the Nagada residents aware about health and sanitation comes true. With no mobile network, the residents cannot even avail ‘108’ ambulance services but the administration has come up with yet another step to dust off its hands of responsibility to change the lives of people here.

Nagada hogged limelight last year after 19 children lost lives due to malnutrition.