The Punjab government will soon add 60 new buses to the fleet of Punjab Roadways to provide quality public transport facilities to people.
Announcing this here on Tuesday, transport minister Ajit Singh Kohar said Rs 11 crore had been earmarked for the purpose. These buses will run on the routes recently surrendered by Chandigarh Transport Undertaking.
He said the government had already decided to add 350 new buses to the Punbus fleet. At present, Punjab Roadways and Punbus have around 2,000 buses.
He claimed that in the past five years, 1,285 new buses were added to the state roadways fleet. These were 1,058 ordinary, 67 under the Kilometre scheme, nine air-conditioned integral coach under the Kilometre scheme, 135 HVAC, six AC integral coach, eight super integral coach and two Volvo buses.
He said the government had also added 210 ordinary, 25 HVAC and eight Mercedes Benz buses to the Punbus fleet last year.