City Bus Services to be launched from Jalandhar by Mid-August- Kali

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Phagwara , July 31 (UNI) Punjab Government would launch Pilot project of city bus service from Jalandhar by mid-August under sustainable public-private partnership (PPP), Local Government Minister Manoranjan Kalia said here today.

Jalandhar was all set to have a fleet of 16 pre-fabricated modern buses with low floor and wide doors to make boarding easier for children and the elderly, he said.

The buses would have seating capacity of 40 commuters and equal number of those standing and would cover four major routes.

Mr Kalia further stated that for the convenience of passengers, about 120 good quality stainless steel bus-queue shelters were in advanced stage of completion.

These shelters would be fitted with modern features like online Global Positioning System (GPS) which would provide information to waiting passengers regarding the exact time of arrival of the bus.

Each shelter would cost about Rs 10 laks which would generate revenue to the tune of Rs 10,000 per month from advertisements.

Besides, modern hand-held electronic ticketing machines would also be linked to data-centre to monitor the rush and inflow of cash, he said.

After Jalandhar city, the bus service scheme would be launched in Ludhiana and Amritsar districts also.

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