CHANDIGARH: To reinstate the outdated glory of Punjab Roadways, the spine of Punjab Transport division, the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led Punjab Government has determined to merge debt-free buses of PUNBUS in Punjab Roadways. After merging round 587 buses of PUNBUS, the Punjab Roadways may have a fleet of 790 buses.
The Cabinet Sub Committee comprising of Finance Minister Advocate Harpal Singh Cheema, Employment Generation Minister Mr. Aman Arora, Transport Minister Mr. Laljit Singh Bhullar and Health Minister Dr. Balbir Singh on Thursday requested the Transport division to expedite the method of merging the debt-free buses in Punjab Roadways.
During the assembly with representatives of Punjab Roadways/ PUNBUS State Transport Workers Union right here at Punjab Bhawan, the Sub Committee additionally directed the division officers to conduct common checks of presidency buses and make sure that any passenger discovered with out ticket needs to be charged ten instances of the fare and punished as per guidelines. They additionally requested the division to make sure that all the federal government buses ought to cease at their scheduled bus stops in order that commuters, particularly girls, mustn’t face any hardship.
Lending the sympathetic ear to representatives of Punjab Roadways/ PUNBUS State Transport Workers Union, the Cabinet Ministers assured that their authentic calls for are into consideration and a choice can be taken quickly on this regard. Every attainable step is being taken to ramp up the general public transport system of the Punjab Government to additional enhance journey services.
Secretary Transport Mr. Dilraj Singh Sandhanwalia, Director Transport Ms Amandeep Kaur and different senior officers of the division had been additionally current within the assembly.