CS for bus service in other major MP cities
THE CONGESTION of traffic on City roads would decrease with the plying of City buses that would provide an alternative means of transport, said Chief Secretary Vijay Singh. He was on a short visit to the City prior to the arrival of the Chief Minister later in the evening.india Updated: Jan 13, 2006 14:27 IST
THE CONGESTION of traffic on City roads would decrease with the plying of City buses that would provide an alternative means of transport, said Chief Secretary Vijay Singh. He was on a short visit to the City prior to the arrival of the Chief Minister later in the evening.
Singh inspected one of the two City buses that have arrived thus far and held an informal meeting with top City officials at Residency Kothi. He said that public transport was not only a need of the times, but a necessity for any growing city.
Hoping for the success of the project and replication of the same in all major cities of the State, he instructed District Collector Vivek Agrawal to invite collectors of Jabalpur, Gwalior and Bhopal on a study tour for the same. He also instructed that the bus be moved to the airport where CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who was to arrive at eight pm could inspect them.
Divisional Commissioner Ashok Das, IG Shailendra Shrivastava, DIG Pramod S Phalnikar, SP Adarsh Katiyar, ADM Manish Singh and others were present on the occasion.
SDM Chandramauli Shukla, who supervised the inspection of the bus, said that Singh expressed happiness over the materialisation of the project visualised during his stint as Divisional Commissioner of Indore. Although only two buses had arrived so far from the total desired fleet strength of 32, the administration hopes to receive 20 more by January 20 from the Tata Motors unit production facility at Goa. The bus service is slated to start from January 26.
Earlier, the Chief Secretary was expected to arrive at 1.30 pm, later information was received that he would get late in the programmes at Ujjain with the CM and would arrive at 2 pm. However, further intimation was received that he would arrive at 4 pm as the State plane in which he was to arrive from Ujjain had gone to pick up State BJP organisational general secretary Kaptan Singh Solanki and had got delayed there.
Singh arrived at 4.10 pm and stayed only for half an hour at the Residency Kothi, spending most of his time inspecting the bus and interacting with the officials. He then went directly to Mhow to attend a function at Dr B R Ambedkar Research Institute. His proposed visit to the IT and Apparel park had to be cancelled as most of his time was consumed in Ujjain. He later left with the CM by the State plane for Bhopal.