With a view to beefing up city bus service, the Haryana Government plans to have a fleet of 500 city buses under the City Bus Service Project in Gurugram. Order for 100 buses has been issued and 25 buses would start plying in the city by August 15 this year.
This was disclosed at a meeting held under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar to review the progress of various development projects. The buses would be operated by Gurugram Metropolitan City Bus Limited (GMCBL).
As many as 453 bus queue shelters are to be constructed in Gurugram to pick and drop passengers on city buses. Out of these, 125 bus queue shelters are being constructed by the Municipal Corporation (MCG), Gurugram, and 328 bus queue shelters by the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA). Construction of about 80 bus queue shelters by MCG and 50 by GMDA has been completed and progress is apace on others.
A Detailed Project Report (DPR) has been finalized for the City Bus Service in Faridabad. In the first phase, 90 buses would be pressed into service, including 40 semi-low floor CNG fuelled air-conditioned buses, and 50 semi-low floor CNG fuelled non-air conditioned buses.
Similarly, 100 buses each would be started in the second and third phase, respectively. The City Bus Service has already been initiated in Karnal under which six buses, including three AC and three non-AC, are operational. The Chief Minister directed the officers to complete all ongoing works in a time-bound manner. “I would hold regular meetings to see for myself the progress of development works being carried out in the state”, he added.
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