HRTC to phase out 340 old buses and buy 250 new buses: GS Bali

SHIMLA- Transport and Food and Civil Supplies and Technical Education Minister GS Bali announced car-taxis and bike service for Shimla, Manali, Dharamsala and Dalhousie. The minister also said all HRTC buses which had completed nine years or more would be phased out. About 250 new buses would ply in remote routes in the state.

#MustWatch#GreenHimachal #ZeroToleranceForAirPollution #ShimlaThis morning, two HW members spotted an HRTC bus (HP 03B 6016) emitting huge amount of dense exhaust. The emission was so high that it completely disrupted road visibility. They recorded a video and approached traffic police. Police had to stop the bus and ensured action. We need people to react to such issues. It won't be possible to curb pollution without the help of aware citizens. We appreciate the efforts of these two members and expect others to get some encouragement. Vehicular pollution has become a very crucial issue and the the degradation in breathing air quality is alarming. However, the government and pollution control board are neglecting it. It's going to backfire very soon. Here take a look the facts that you must know about diesel emission in Himachal:

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Addressing a press conference here today, Bali said he would present the proposed car-taxis and bike scheme before the Cabinet for its final approval.

We are starting this scheme in Shimla, Manali, Dalhousie and Dharamsala,

he added.

The HRTC is buying about 250 smaller buses and would phase about 340 old buses in the coming months, he added.
On the shortage of ration at PDS deports, Bali said more pulses had arrived. These were delayed due to tendering process.

The ration card holders would get alert on their mobile phones on the availability of the ration in the PDS deports, he added.

Bali said the Government of India was reviewing the subsidies given on different items and schemes. A meeting in this regard is being held in Delhi soon.

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