Punjab to add 100 AC coaches to its existing bus fleet

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Chandigarh, Apr 23 (UNI) The Punjab Government would add 100 more AC buses to its existing fleet of Punjab Roadways and Pepsu Roadways Transport Corporation (PRTC) from this month.

This has been decided after the successful running and profitable operations of the existing eight integral AC coaches on various routes.

This was disclosed by Transport Minister Mohan Lal in a meeting of his department officers here today.

He said that state government had already formulated a transport policy aimed at providing best public transport services at affordable rates.

The Minister further added that in order to provide comfortable, hassle free and convenient services to the passengers in the state, the SAD-BJP government during its one year stint had added 258 new buses into the Punjab Roadways and PRTC fleets. He also asked the officers to add more kilometer scheme buses in the state on viable routes.

Master Mohan Lal has directed the officers to draft the rules regarding insurance of Roadways and PRTC buses at the earliest. For this a committee has been constituted with the directions to place its report within week.

Those who attended the meeting included, Mr D S Jaspal Principal Secretary, Mr R Venkatratnam State Transport Commissioner, Mr Mandeep Singh, Director Transport and Mr R S Bal, Managing Director (purchase) PRTC, Patiala.

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