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Sukhbir flags off luxury AC and ordinary buses

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal flagged off three luxuries AC and ight ordinary buses of Transport Department in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

india Updated: Sep 09, 2009 21:26 IST

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal flagged off three luxuries AC and ight ordinary buses of Transport Department in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

These buses are the first lot out of 10 super deluxe AC buses and 150 ordinary buses of the department to be added to the Punjab Roadways fleet in the next three months.

With the introduction of these buses the fleet strength of Punjab Roadways/PUNBUS will increase to 1748 buses, out of which 42 buses are air-conditioned and the remaining ordinary buses.

With the addition of these three luxury coaches, the combined fleet strength of AC buses of Punjab STUs has reached 71 and will go up to 149 by the year end.

Only a few weeks ago the PRTC, another STU of the State government had added 10 luxury coaches.

Speaking on the occasion, Sukhbir said that Punjab is the first state in the country to have rationalised the tariff structure in a manner which has made it possible for the common man to travel in AC luxury buses by paying bus fare which is only 10 per cent more that the fare of an ordinary bus.

Because of the innovative tariff structure,investment in luxury AC buses in Punjab by bot h the State Transport Undertaking as well as the private sector has become economically viable," he said.