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Now, New Gurgaon residents can take a roadways bus to reach city

gurgaon Updated: Sep 29, 2016 00:13 IST
Leena Dhankhar

he bus services will connect the new sectors with commercial areas and metro stations. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

The Haryana transport department has started bus services connecting several New Gurgaon sectors with the city after repeated complaints from residents about the lack of public transport options in the newly developed areas. Two bus services have been introduced throught sectors 81 to 91 from Wednesday.

Around 5,000 families have shifted to this part of Gurgaon but they were forced to depend on private vehicles and developer-run shuttle services.

Buses started playing from 2pm on Wednesday.

One of the services will start from Huda City Centre Metro Station and pass through Kanhai village crossing, Sector 31 crossing , Cyber Park, Sector 46 crossing, Jharsa village crossing, Bakhtawar Chowk, Islampur Chowk, Rajiv Chowk, Harinagar/Rajnagar, Hero Honda Chowk, Khandsa village crossing, Narsinghpur village crossing, Kherki Daula toll plaza, Hayat regency crossing, Vatika Flyover and sectors 81, 82, 83 and 91, and return to Huda City Centre.

The other service will start from Gurgaon bus stand.

Santosh Dubey, MNC executive and a resident of Vatika India Next in Sector 82, said, “With the new bus connectivity, reaching the metro station will be so comfortable. Parking the car at the station will no longer be a problem and we will be able to save time and money.”

The Haryana Roadways will run four buses in these route and cater to new Gurgaon sectors by providing service at an interval of two hours. The first service will start at 6am and the last at 9pm. The route will cover a distance of 18 kilometres and the maximum fare will be Rs 20 one way.

“Starting bus service in New Gurgaon areas is a positive initiative by the Haryana Roadways. This will strengthen connectivity to this location, and residents who have already moved in or planning to move here will have good commuting options,” Anupam Varshney, head, sales & marketing, Vatika Ltd, said.

A large number of Sector roads have been constructed in the newly developed areas but apart from shared autos and private cabs, there were no commuting options.

“This bus services will really help us and improved the connectivity to the area. Now, I will not have to take my car out all the time. I can board the bus and travel between sectors 86 and 90. This bus will also help us in travelling to Sadar Bazar and the city bus stand. I really appreciate this initiative as it will certainly help many residents like us,” Prabhjot Kalia of New Town Heights, DLF Garden City, Sector 86, said.

“Public transport plays a crucial role in the overall development of a particular area. The Haryana Roadways has started new bus services that will connect DLF Garden City to other parts of Gurgaon. This will improve connectivity and make commuting easier for residents of these areas,” Monica Kalvani, AVP, DLF Ltd said.

However, New Gurgaon areas near the Dwarka expressway still do not have adequate public transport connectivity. An official said the roadways will focus on those areas in the next phase.