Haryana signs transport agreement with Rajasthan

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Chandigarh, Apr 29 (UNI) The Haryana Transport Department and Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation have made Inter-state transport agreement under which 1,22,796 km would be covered on 405 routes by the Haryana Roadways in Rajasthan.

Giving details of the agreement here today, Haryana Transport Minister Mange Ram Gupta said an agreement to this effect was signed in Jaipur on April 25.

He said the routes, to be started under the new agreement, included Kaithal to Salasar, Sirsa to Salasar, Narnaul to Chittor, Jind to Balaji, Delhi to Sardar Sahar via Narnaul, Yamunanagar to Jaipur, Jhajjar to Alwar, Jhajjar to Kota, Chandigarh to Pushkar.

Among the other upcoming routes were Delhi to Chittorgarh, Sirsa to Pokhran, Sirsa to Jodhpur, Jind to Jodhpur, Rewari to Kota, Narnaul to Kota, Narnaul to Bikaner, Narnaul to Chittorgarh, Faridabad to Jodhpur, Faridabad to Kota, Panipat to Kota, Bhiwani to Kota, Fatehabad to Balaji, Tohana to Rawala and Fatehabad to Jodhpur.

Mr Gupta said the people of both the states would be benefited by these new routes. He said under the last agreement made in the year 1997 the Haryana Roadways was covering 62,873 kms and 236 routes in Rajasthan.

The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) and the private buses of Rajasthan would cover 1,30,828 kms on 405 routes and in the earlier agreement it was covering 66,849 kms in Haryana, he added.

The agreement between was signed by Haryana Financial Commisioner and Principal Secretary (Transport), Rajasthan Financial Commisioner and Principal Secretary (Transport) G Prasanna Kumar and V S Singh in the presence of Haryana Transport Minister Mange Ram Gupta and Rajasthan Transport Minister Mohd Yunus Khan.

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