Chandigarh, Aug 7 (UNI) The Haryana administration is considering a proposal to reduce the fare of air-conditioned buses being plied between Gurgaon and Delhi to make it at par with Delhi.
This was stated by Haryana Transport Minister Mange Ram Gupta who inaugurated the City Bus Service at Gurgaon today.
Air-conditioned Volvo buses named Sarthi were being plied from Gurgaon to Chandigarh passing through Delhi. At present, the number of these buses was six which would be raised to ten in the near future for the convenience of the passengers.
He said at present as many as ten modern semi low floor buses were being plied for the City Bus Service and nine more would be added to the fleet of ten in the next week. A total of 19 such buses would ply on the local routes in Gurgaon.
The Transport Minister said that as Gurgaon had attained the status of a world class city, the need for City Bus Service was felt especially for aged, women and children.
To facilitate the passengers, semi floor buses were being plied on local routes at Gurgaon. Besides, 19 diesel-run semi low floor buses, there was also a proposal to ply 15 air-conditioned buses on the local routes out of which seven were already plying on city routes.
The routes of this bus service had been chalked out and soon bus queue shelters would be constructed on these routes. The cities of Faridabad, Rohtak, Karnal, Hisar and other major cities of the state would also have this kind of facility in a phased manner.
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