Haryana introduces Semi-Low Floor buses

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Chandigarh, Aug 6 (UNI) Semi-Low Floor buses are being introduced by the Haryana Roadways in the major cities of the state to provide better transport facilities to the people.

An official spokesman today said the first such bus would be flagged off by Transport Minister Mange Ram Gupta from Gymkhana Club, Gurgaon tomorrow.

This would be a step forward towards providing efficient Urban Transport System in all major cities of the state, particularly in the NCR during the 11th Five Year Plan.

Eighty such buses would be procured during the current financial year, he added.

Giving details, he said Semi-Low Floor bus service would be introduced on intra city routes in all big cities of the state, particularly the NCR and all district headquarters. In the first phase, ten such buses would be introduced on different routes in Gurgaon.

He said the Semi-Low Floor buses were 11 metre long having floor height of 750 mm against normal height of 1050-1100 mm in other buses. ''These are equipped with pneumatic doors and have a seating capacity of 44 plus one and ample space for standees. These are environment friendly conforming to Euro-III norms. These are also equipped with power steering and rear air-suspension for safety and comfortable ride." UNI MA MMS1633

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