New Delhi: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder
Singh Hooda today launched a super luxury bus service of the
state Roadways by flagging off the first fleet of 25 such
buses from Haryana Bhawan here.
While nine buses have been launched now, the remaining 16
multi-axle super luxury buses are likely to be launched by
May. The new bus service will operate between Delhi and
Chandigarh, officials said.
The operation of the new buses, each of which costs around
Rs 85 lakh, will help ease passenger traffic pressure on the
busy Delhi-Chandigarh route.
The service will have hourly trips from Delhi and
Chandigarh bus stands. These vehicles are also to be plied on
other routes like Gurgaon-Delhi-Chandigarh via IGI Airport.
Launching the bus service, the Chief Minister said the
super luxury buses are equipped with modern amenities like air
conditioning and heating system, LED-based front destination
board to know about destination, mobile and laptop chargers on
all seat rows, 49 comfortable semi-sleeper seats, adequate
luggage room and LCD-based TV for entertainment.
Complimentary newspapers and mineral water will also be
provided to passengers.
Hooda said Haryana Roadways has a fleet of about 3,500
buses, which cover about 11 lakh kilometers daily and carry
more than 11 lakh passengers every day.
He said buses under JNNURM scheme as city bus service in
Faridabad and up to Delhi and Palwal from Faridabad, besides
in Gurgaon are also in operation.
Minister for State for Urban Local Bodies Gopal Kanda,
MPs Arvind Sharma and Avtar Singh Bhadana, Chief Parliamentary
Secretaries Sultan Singh Jadaula and Jai Veer Balmiki, besides
other senior officials were also present.