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Hike in number of feeder buses

For Metro commuters in Faridabad, this bit of news may go a long way in easing their travel woes. Prabhu Razdan reports.

delhi Updated: Apr 21, 2011 23:18 IST
Prabhu Razdan

For Metro commuters in Faridabad, this bit of news may go a long way in easing their travel woes. In order to ensure that Metro commuters do not suffer due to lack of transport up to Badarpur metro station, senior Haryana government officials will visit Faridabad next week to take stock of the situation.

Meanwhile, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has prevailed upon Haryana Roadways to increase the the frequency of the feeder service up to Badarpur metro station.

“DMRC officials visited our office a few days ago and suggested that Haryana Roadways increase the frequency of the feeder service at Badarpur metro station,” said Sanjay Joon, general manager, Haryana Roadways, Faridabad.

“DMRC also offered us parking space outside Badarpur metro station,” he said. “We are devising plans to increase the feeder service up to Badarpur metro station from different parts of Faridabad, for the convenience of commuters.”

Haryana Roadways, Faridabad has recently acquired 60 new buses under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) Scheme. “I am going to Faridabad next week to take stock of this facility and how we can improve it,” Keshni Anand Arora, principal secretary, transport, Haryana Government, told HT.

Some time ago, Haryana Roadways had started a feeder service for the Badarpur metro station. “We want the feeder service to be introduced in every sector. Where our sector is concerned, we are yet to see this service,” said JL Bazaz, a resident of Sector-45 in Faridabad.

Haryana Roadways officials had earlier claimed that sectors covered by the feeder service included Sector-7, Ballabhgarh, Sector-55, Sector-29, Hardware Chowk area and other sectors.

“The problem is the buses go empty up to Badarpur metro station and return packed,” said Joon. He added, “We have to devise a plan to ensure buses go packed from Faridabad up to the metro station.”