HRTC to purchase 316 new buses: G.S.Bali

SHIMLA- While presiding over a meeting of Bus Purchasing Committee of HRTC here today,Transport Minister G.S. Bali said that expansion of the transport fleet would be done to ensure the convenient and comfortable travelling of the commuters. He said that Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) would soon purchase 300 new buses in addition to 16 modern luxury buses for which process had been initiated.

He said that the performance of the Volvo luxury buses by HRTC was satisfactory and that these buses are comfortable and safe thereby demand of these buses was increasing day by day. He informed that 16 new luxury buses would be plied between capitals of other States and important religious places, which would encourage tourism in the State. State will also increase fleet of Volvo buses by 50.

Bali said that 300 new buses would be purchased of 30,37 and 40 seats and the small seated buses would be plied in the far flung and difficult terrain regions of the state, while buses purchased under JNNURM would ensure comfortable and safe travel in the cities. He instructed the authorities to ensure comfortable seats and thickness of the frame should be of 7 minimum.

Transport Minister instructed the members of the committee that the buses bought in wet lease should be provided with the HRTC drivers.

Managing Director, HRTC Ashok Tiwari, Executive Director R. K. Gautam, General Manager H. K. Gupta and other senior officers along with Non official Members were also present at the meeting.

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