Lucknow, Sep 12: Announcing to connect all the villages via buses by 2022 with the purchase of 1,000 new buses, both AC and non-AC, the Uttar Pradesh government has come up with an idea to give pilgrims sops such as free bus services from different places of the state during the Kumbh Mela at Allahabad in January next year.
The government has also decided to ply 50 pink buses in the state especially for the women passengers. These buses would have drivers and conductors, women only.The government will also run 57 sleeper buses while 700 CNG buses would be purchased in which 250 would be for Meerut, Moradabad and Delhi route and rest 450 buses would be stationed where there is CNG facilities.
State Transport Minister (independent charge) Swatantra Dev Singh has issued directives to press into service 500 buses to ferry the devotees to Allahabad for Kumbh Mela free of cost. (UNI)