Haryana Roadways to add 1,000 more buses to its fleet

July 11th, 2008 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS  


Chandigarh, July 11 (IANS) The Haryana government will add 1,000 new buses to the fleet of the Haryana Roadways during the 11th Five Year Plan to meet the growing needs of public transport in the state, the government announced here. With the addition of new buses, the strength of Haryana Roadways will rise to 4,500 as against 3,500 sanctioned buses.

Special thrust will be given to providing intra-city transportation in the National Capital Region towns and other district headquarters by deploying compressed natural gas (CNG) buses and the semi-low floor buses, said Mange Ram Gupta, the state Transport Minister.

Gupta said special emphasis will also be laid on constructing modern bus stands besides renovating all existing ones.

Haryana Roadways buses operate on 1,511 routes, covering 1.54 million km and carrying over 1.59 mn passengers every day.

Gupta said Haryana Roadways has introduced Haryana Gaurav Bus Service, Haryana Uday CNG Bus Service, AC CNG Low-Floor Buses and Saarthi Volvo AC Bus Services in the state.

He added that the government will replace all those buses that are more than seven years old and have covered over 600,000 km.

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