Uttar Pradesh roadways to add over 2,000 buses

September 6th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Sep 6 (IANS) Over 2,000 more buses will run on Uttar Pradesh roads soon, an official said here Saturday.”In the current fiscal year, UPSRTC (Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) will include 2,100 more buses for benefiting the commuters,” A.K. Srivastava, UPSRTC chief general manager, told IANS.

The new vehicles would offer both inter-state and inter-districts bus services, he added.

At present, about 7,000 buses of UPSRTC ply in the state, as well as in neighbouring states, including Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar, officials said.

“The new buses would be added to the fleet in a phased manner,” said Srivastava.

Initially, over 426 buses would be pressed into service within the state in 70 districts.

Later, more buses would ply in neighbouring states, he added.

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