UPSRTC to induct 10,000 new buses
THE UP STATE Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) has drawn a five-year roadmap committing itself to inducting 10,000 new buses into its fleet, besides beginning various other services.india Updated: Jan 01, 2006 00:44 IST
THE UP STATE Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) has drawn a five-year roadmap committing itself to inducting 10,000 new buses into its fleet, besides beginning various other services.
Under what it has termed Vision-2010, the UPSRTC will induct 2000 luxury, super-luxury and AC buses and 3,000 buses of executive category into the fleet, remaining 5,000 being standard buses. “We will be adding 2,000 buses to the fleet every year by 2010,” said UPSRTC managing director, Umesh Sinha at a press conference, here today. He said AC sleeper and partially AC sleeper-buses would be soon introduced on various routes. He said special bus services between Luckow-Kolkata and Lucknow-Mumbai would also be made available in the New Year.
The corporation’s workshop was itself manufacturing AC buses. He said workshops and bus-stations would be modernised and private firms would be awarded contract for cleaning buses’ exterior as well as interior everyday. The UPSRTC, he said, had entered into an agreement with Hudco for setting up bus stations in joint venture and using them for commercial purpose also.
Sinha said online advance ticket system would begin in Lucknow very soon after its trial run was over. He said the corporation has identified 10 places in the city from where one could get a reservation ticket in long-distance buses 15 days in advance and also get the same cancelled. The places were Gomti Nagar, Indira Nagar, Kaiserbagh, Alambagh, Aminabad, Sadar, Polytechnic Crossing, Faizabad Road, IT Crossing and PGI.
Sinha said the Corporation was also planning launching courier service. As per plans, it would sign a contract with private courier agencies for picking their consignments from bus stations and handing over the same to their agents in other cities.