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UP assembly sets up committee over Delhi-UP bus row

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Lucknow, Nov 22 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh assembly speaker Mata Prasad Pandey today announced setting up of a house committee to resolve the ongoing Delhi-UP tussle over plying of buses, which is causing hardships for the commuters of both the states.

Mr Pandey said the committee would take initiative in holding talks with the Delhi government and the Centre to resolve the issue and if required it could meet the Prime minister also.

State transport minister Naresh Agarwal blamed the Delhi government for the deadlock claiming it was not ready to accept the agreement, which was signed between the two states in 2004.

''This act of the Delhi government is condemnable by not following the agreement,'' he added.

Under the agreement, both the states have agreed to ply buses in Delhi and Noida-Greater Noida respectively.

Admitting that the passengers were having a harrowing time on the UP-Delhi border due to this deadlock, Mr Agarwal said UPSRTC had already decreased the fare of its buses going to Delhi border.

Raising the issue through an adjournment motion in the assembly, BJP leader Hukum Singh said the issue should be resolved soon as the passengers of both the states are having problems to reach their destination.

''It is the duty of the government to resolve the issue so that the commuter have smooth journey to their destination,'' he added.

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