City buses in every 4 min ahead of Hockey World Cup-2018

KalingaTV News Network

Bhubaneswar: The daily commuters in the state capital henceforth will get the city bus services in every four minutes. This was informed by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Krishan Kumar on Monday.

After attending a high-level meeting under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary AP Padhi, Kumar said that City Bus Modernisation Plan has been approved and BMC has decided to increase the number of city buses to 310 from the existing fleet of 110 in a bid to provide better transport service to the daily commuters ahead of the forthcoming Hockey World Cup-2018.

200 buses will be bought, 50 will be standard AC buses, 50 non-AC buses and 100 midi buses. Currently, 110 city buses are being run in public-private partnership between Bhubaneswar-Puri Transport Service Limited (BPTSL) and Dream Team Sahara (DTS) under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

People get the public transport service in every 15 to 20 minutes. However, with the addition of the new 200 buses, they will get the service in every four minutes, the Commissioner claimed.

Notably, the mega international Hockey event is scheduled to be held at Kalinga Stadium here between November and December this year.

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