May 27, 2008

Local Bus Service for Jalandhar-Very Soon

According to Kulvinder Singh , SE ( B & R ), Municipal Corporation , Jalandhar , local bus service would start very soon by The Jalandhar City Transport Service Ltd. , to be run by Municipal Corporation . Initially , there would be 4 routes :-

Rama Mandi-Maqsudan
Rama Mandi-Jalandhar Railway Station
Rama Mandi- Kapurthala Road
Bus Stand- Butan Mandi ( Nakodar Road )

Bus depot for parking and service of these local buses has been constructed at Fodder Market on the Hoshiarpur Road . 153 Bus shelters have been constructed along the operating routes . To track the performance of the buses they would be equipped by GPS system . Buses would have low surface entry doors for the convenience of the old and infirm. Initially , 16 buses are being run. Each bus would have a capacity of 70 passengers.

Bus tickets would cost Rs. 5 per 5 or less kilometres and Rs.10 for 5 to 10 kilometres .

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