Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday inaugurated the electrical metropolis bus service Panipat city and mentioned that the primary seven days of travelling in these buses might be freed from price to encourage individuals to go for public transportation over non-public autos.
The Chief Minister mentioned that three electrical metropolis buses have been launched in Panipat and 5 extra buses might be added to the fleet quickly.
“The fare for the city bus service will range from Rs 10 to Rs 50, and the route will cover a distance of 28 to 30 km. The bus service will be systematically expanded to villages surrounding the city, ” the Chief Minister mentioned after launching the bus service.
He mentioned the Siwah bus stand in Panipat is carefully linked to him, as he had inaugurated it on July 18, 2023.
“Today the Panipat city bus service commences from this very location, promising significant benefits to both city and rural residents, ” the Chief Minister mentioned.
He mentioned that with the launch of electrical metropolis bus service in Panipat and Jagadhri, the federal government goals to start out electrical metropolis bus providers in seven cities — Panchkula, Ambala, Sonipat, Rewari, Karnal, Rohtak and Hisar — by June.
He mentioned that the prevailing metropolis bus providers in Gurugram, Manesar, and Faridabad can even be expanded.
The Chief Minister mentioned that this challenge entails 450 electrical buses with an outlay of Rs 2, 450 crore over 12 years, is a big step in direction of a pollution-free atmosphere.
“Every day 11 lakh people travel on Haryana transport buses covering a distance of 11 lakh km. Currently, 4, 651 buses, including 562 buses under the km scheme and 1, 300 permit buses, are operating, ” the Chief Minister mentioned.
He mentioned an approval has been granted by the Centre for the development of an expressway to reinforce connectivity from Panipat to Dabwali within the east-west route.