September 25, 2020

New bus service boon for city

Patna: The transport department has decided to launch a bus service between Kargil Chowk and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)-Patna after the success of intercity bus service between Kargil Chowk to Danapur.

On May 3, the bus service between Kargil Chowk and Danapur was launched by chief minister Nitish Kumar and the footfall of the passengers travelling on daily basis has already crossed 10,000.

Unlike the first bus service started by Bihar State Road Transport Corporation (BSRTC) in which 25 buses are being used, on the second route a total of 15 buses would be pressed into the service.

“We have chalked out the plan to start the bus on the second route as well from Kargil Chowk to AIIMS. Before starting the bus service, I will personally take the ride to check the route and it will start soon. We have not finalised the date but the service would start soon,” said transport secretary Sanjay Kumar Agarwal.

The minimum fare of the ride would be Rs 5 and the maximum would be Rs 15. The bus will reach its destination while passing through Chitkohra Pul, Anisabad, Harun Nagarn, Mahavir Cancer Sansthan, Phulwarisharif and Water and Land Management Institute (WALMI) .

It would be similar-looking buses with 32 seating capacity and the drivers and conductors are undergoing training to drive them.

On the need for starting the bus service on the new route, Agarwal said: “There is a huge rush on the route and there are hardly any transportation. Even utilisation of AIIMS will increase after the new bus service starts. We are sure we will touch the figure of 10,000 passengers in a few days once the service starts.”

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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