After a break of 15 days due to kanwar processions, the super-luxury Volvo bus service from Gurgaon to Haridwar resumed on Wednesday.
According to the senior transport officials, the local administration in Haridwar had banned the movement of heavy vehicles on the route for the safety of kanwars.
However, the route will not be extended to Dehradun due to the ongoing construction of a bridge on the Haridwar-Dehradun route.
The construction work causes huge traffic jams in the area and Volvo buses have to take a longer route to avoid the snarls. Officials said the service will be extended to Dehradun once the overbridge work is completed.
They cited “less number of passengers” as another reason for not extending the service till Dehradun.
Earlier this month, the transport department has stopped the Volvo service for Katra for an indefinite time due to “some problems created by the transport mafia in Katra (Jammu)”. The service was abandoned from July 15 onwards.
However, taking note of the feedback given by the local transport department, the additional chief secretary (transport) asked senior officials to visit Katra and resolve the matter. The luxury bus service from Gurgaon to Katra (Jammu) was launched last month.