TRANSPORT MINISTER Naresh Agrawal on Sunday emphasised the need for reducing fares of UP State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) buses on the pattern of the Railways.
He claimed he had succeeded in bringing the corporation out of losses, besides providing services to all categories of people over the past three years.
He was addressing Roadways officers and employees after laying the foundation stone of a new and modern Qaiserbagh bus station building.
He said his department had contributed substantially to building the Mulayam Singh Government’s image. He urged officers to complete construction of the Qaiserbagh bus station within a year, instead of the time frame of one and a half years.
The UPSRTC will demolish the existing building to construct a state-of-the-art bus station with an investment of Rs 6.13 crore. Spread over two acres, the new bus station will comprise 15 platforms, a passenger waiting-room, a cloakroom, an administrative block and other infrastructure. It will have underground parking for staff and passengers’ vehicles and a modern food plaza.
Among others present on the occasion were MP Bhagwati Singh, principal secretary (Transport) Rajendra Bhaunwal, MD Deepak Trivedi and AMD DK Gupta.