The Millennium City is all set to get a world-class super luxury bus service, which will connect the city to Chandigarh. A fleet of nine super luxury Volvo buses of the Haryana Roadways was flagged off by Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda at Haryana Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.
These will ply from Gurgaon and Chandigarh depots. The remaining 16 buses will be launched in May. The seating capacity in the new buses has been increased from 35 to 49.
The new Volvo is also equipped with modern facilities like air conditioning and heating system, LED-based front destination board to know about the destination, mobile and lap-top chargers on all seat rows, 49 comfortable semi-sleeper seats, adequate luggage room and LCD-based TV for entertainment.
Mineral water and English/Hindi newspapers will also be provided to passengers on a complimentary basis. Commuters can book seats online on the official site of Haryana Roadways www.hartrans.gov.in.
“The 25 buses are equipped with the latest facilities and have been bought at a cost of Rs 85 lakh each,” said Rajiv Nagpal, general manager, Haryana Roadways Engineering Corporation (HREC).
“The new Volvo buses are two-metre longer than the old ones. The buses are also equipped with heating facility and rear view camera through which a driver can view traffic on a screen installed near the steering wheel,” said Yashendra Singh, general manager, Haryana Roadways (Gurgaon).
“The buses will depart at 9 different timings daily from Gurgaon to Chandigarh. Seats can be booked online. The one-side fare from Gurgaon is Rs 595, while passengers of Delhi have to pay Rs 510. The buses will ply via Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, Karnal and Chandigarh,” said Singh.