Haryana to purchase 1,000 new buses

October 30th, 2008 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Oct 30 (IANS) To augment and modernise its existing fleet of buses and infrastructure, Haryana Roadways has decided to purchase 1,000 new buses by the end of 2012.These buses will include top-of-the-line Volvo luxury coaches, air-conditioned buses, CNG (compressed natural gas)-run buses, semi-deluxe buses and semi-low floor buses, Haryana’s Transport Minister Mange Ram Gupta said here Thursday.

Gupta said during the 11th Five-Year Plan (2007-12), special emphasis was being given to introduction of city bus services in major cities like Gurgaon, Faridabad and in district headquarters across the state.

“To strengthen the urban bus services in the NCR (national capital region) and other big cities, CNG and semi-low floor buses are being inducted,” Gupta said.

He said about 200 CNG buses had already been inducted into the fleet of Haryana Roadways and these were likely to be increased to around 1,100 by the end of the plan period.

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