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Shuttle buses to ferry F1 visitors from city

india Updated: Oct 11, 2011 01:38 IST
Divya Sethi

Motor race enthusiasts in Gurgaon can also feel the thrill of the Formula One Grand Prix as the organiser has planned to run shuttle buses to ferry them from the Millennium City to the race track in Greater Noida.

Many residents are eagerly waiting to have a glimpse of the speeding wheels during the country's first Grand Prix to be held at the Budh International Circuit.

According to the organiser of the three-day event, Jaypee Sports International, people can book the bus tickets online for all three days.

"Those who wish to commute by bus can buy the tickets through bookmyshow.com. Though we have ample space for car parking, but we have introduced shuttle service for those who want to avoid hassles of parking," a JPSI official said.

The pick up point in Gurgaon will be Leisure Valley in Sector 29, where the first bus is to start at 6.30 am. Thereafter, a bus is scheduled after every half an hour till 12.30 pm.

These buses would drop back the visitors after the event. The three days traveling would cost R600, the official said.

The tickets for the race event costs between Rs 2,500 and Rs 35,000 each. All the tickets of Rs 2,500 and Rs 6,000 slots are already sold out. Many residents of Gurgaon have confirmed their plan to visit the event on the online social networking website, Facebook.

"It is indeed a proud moment for us and for all Indians. I think by organising such an even, we have proved once again that we are not behind any one," said Sunil Sukhija, director, huawei telecommunication, who along with his friends is planning to see the race.

Around one lakh visitors from across the world are expected to witness the mega sports event.