As many as 150 semi-low-floor buses, including 45 air-conditioned ones will ferry passengers from Faridabad to Delhi, Gurgaon, Ballabhagarh and Palwal by January 2010.
20 of these will hit the roads in as soon as the next couple of days as the first lot of air-conditioned buses is likely to reach Ballabgarh Bus Depot.
This was disclosed by Haryana Transport Commissioner Anand Mohan Sharan in Faridabad where he sought suggestions of elected representatives.
He said that out of 150 buses, 105 would be non-air-conditioned and 45 air-conditioned. Before preparing the routes maps for these buses, the data concerning those who travel daily by three wheelers has also been collected.
Sharan said the fare of these semi-low floor buses would either be equal or less than the buses being plied in Delhi and Chandigarh.
“These buses would be fitted with geo position system which would enable passengers to know their route and location,” he added.
The state transport minister also said that three of the 20 bus terminals short-listed for upgrading at the world class level, fell in Faridabad district. There are Faridabad NIT, Faridabad Sector 12 and Ballabgarh.
He said that a plan was being implemented to introduce inter-city bus scheme in Gurgaon under the public private partnership mode and it would be expanded to Faridabad and other districts also later. Haryana Government and Central Government would bear the expenditure of implementation of Faridabad city bus service scheme on 50:50 basis, he said.