Patna: A Mercedes Benz luxury bus service
between Bihar and Jharkhand with GPRS, TV and WI FI facilities
would hit the roads formally from December 12.
The luxury buses each costing cost Rs 1.20 crore would
run between Patna and Tata, Ranchi and Gaya and would be
expanded further in the near future, official sources said.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar rode one of the
buses between Raj Bhawan and the state secretariat to flag off
the service on Saturday.
Former Andhra Pradesh MP Girish Sanghi, the chairman
of Girish Infrastructure Company whose company would introduce
the buses said that good motorable roads in Bihar and the
paying capacity of the people made his company decide to
launch the service.
He said his company had an agreement with the Bihar
State Road Transport Corporation to introduce the buses on
public, private partnership basis.
Stating that there were nine buses at present, the
sources said "the state plans to buy hundred more luxury
Sanghi said as an introductory offer, tickets for
the Patna to Ranchi trip would be Rs 495, Patna to Tata Rs 695
and Gaya to Ranchi Rs 310.