Thu. Nov 30th, 2023

Chandigarh-As a part of its dedication to take authorities bus service to new scales, Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Mann-led authorities has inked the settlement with the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to acquire diesel for Punjab Roadways/PUNBUS and PRTC at Rs.2.29 decrease than the market value.

Divulging additional, Punjab Transport Minister S. Laljit Singh Bhullar, on Wednesday, mentioned that authorities buses have began getting diesel at a cheaper price of Rs 2.29 per litre from this monetary yr as per the settlement of the IOC.

The Cabinet Minister mentioned that the diesel to the tune of 78.77 lakh litres has been acquired from the oil company for presidency buses between April 3 to May 15, 2023 by way of its diesel dishing out models at 9 depots of the PRTC and 18 depots of Punjab Roadways/PUNBUS. Thus, Transport Department has saved over Rs.1.80 crore inside these 45 days, he added.

Bhullar mentioned that as many as 1840 buses of Punjab Roadways/PUNBUS and 1230 buses of PRTC are working within the state, and if the variety of buses and the market value of oil stay as of right this moment, the transport division will save greater than Rs.15 crore throughout this monetary yr. The Indian Oil Corporation will present diesel at low cost fee to the transport division until November 30, 2024 as per this settlement.

The Transport Minister additional mentioned that because of the misguided insurance policies of the earlier dispensations, public bus service was at all times stay in loss, however for the reason that Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Mann authorities has taken over within the state, the federal government bus service is popping into worthwhile establishments. The Volvo buses of Punjab Roadways/PUNBUS and PRTC are plying to Delhi International Airport from totally different cities of the state, mentioned the Cabinet Minister, including that new buses have been working to different states beneath inter-state bus service.

S. Bhullar mentioned that gas for public buses was being equipped from the retail sector earlier than April 2023, however now the federal government has began shopping for diesel straight from the majority sector as there was distinction of Rs.2.29 within the value of diesel within the bulk and retail sectors. He knowledgeable that PRTC and Punjab Roadways/PUNBUS buses devour about 1.83 lakh litres of diesel every day, and now because the division is getting diesel on cheaper charges, each the establishments have began saving round Rs.4.20 lakh per day.

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