Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inspected the city bus service which will be started by Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) in Gurugram from August 15.
As many as 200 buses will start plying at several routes in Gurugram in the first phase.
Mr Khattar, who was in Gurugram on Saturday, inspected the bus to be operated under this city bus service. The bus was stationed in Sheetla Devi temple premises of Gurugram, where the Chief Minister visited to preside over the meeting of Sheetla Devi Shrine Board. He also paid obeisance at the temple.
The Chief Minister said that in the first phase, 200 buses would be run in Gurugram and this service would start from August 15.
He said that new buses of City Bus Service would be started in Gurugram from Independence Day on a route, which would begin from Hooda City Center Metro Station to Subhash Chowk, Hero Honda Chowk, Basai Chowk, Railway Station, Mata Sheetla Temple Road, Atul Kataria Chowk and to HUDA City Center.
He said that buses would ply in an interval of ten minutes. Similarly, every month GMDA will add a new route to the city bus service.
Mr Khattar was apprised by GMDA Chief Executive Officer V Umashankar that the facility of cashless ticketing would be made available to the people travelling in the City Bus Service and for this, digital solutions would be provided by HDFC Bank.
According to the plan, from August 15 to 31, 25 buses will be operated under Gurugram City Bus Service. A bus would have the seating capacity of 37 persons besides standing capacity of 37 persons. All these buses would be non- air conditioned. (UNI)