Ludhiana, June 14
From tomorrow onwards, journey from Ludhiana to Indira Gandhi Worldwide (IGI) Airport in New Delhi can be cheaper by virtually 60 per cent.
Two state-owned air-conditioned Volvo buses will now ply between Ludhiana and IGI Airport in New Delhi every day. The fare for single ticket can be Rs 990, the administration has confirmed.
Apart from, extra state-owned buses from different cities comparable to Amritsar, Jalandhar and Kapurthala may also halt on the Ludhiana bypass to select and drop native passengers, the officers have stated.
Sharing particulars, native officers of the Transport Division instructed The Tribune right here as we speak that on the instructions of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to finish the monopoly of personal operators, particularly these owned by an influential political household of the state, the schedule of the state-owned buses to be run between Ludhiana and IGI Airport in New Delhi had been finalised. All logistics had been achieved to roll out the much-needed service from June 15 onwards.
Based on the schedule, a Punjab Roadways (PR) Ludhiana depot bus will go away Ludhiana at 9 am every day to achieve IGI Airport in New Delhi at 5 pm and one other PRTC bus will depart from right here at 6.20 pm to reach at IGI Airport in New Delhi at 1 am. In Ludhiana, the bus will depart from counter quantity 5 on the bus stand.
Whereas the PR bus will depart from IGI Airport in New Delhi at 10 pm the identical day to achieve again to Ludhiana at 6 am, the PRTC bus will begin its return journey from IGI Airport in New Delhi at 3.10 am to reach in Ludhiana at 9.50 am.
A complete of 20 AC Volvo buses can be rolled out every day from June 15 onwards from eight completely different cities – three from Amritsar, one from Pathankot, six from Jalandhar, two from Ludhiana, 4 from Chandigarh, one every from Hoshiarpur and Kapurthala and two from Patiala.
These state-owned buses will cost fare of Rs 990 per passenger for one aspect, which can be 60 per cent lower than Rs 2,500 charged by personal operators for a single ticket.
“The state-owned buses can be higher off than the personal ones and can present higher amenities, apart from security and safety, to the commuters,” the officers stated, including that the agenda and fare particulars could be uploaded on the web site and different on-line platforms of the state-owned service suppliers.
Commuters can ebook their tickets on-line at www.punbusonline.com or immediately on the bus stand counter.
You may ebook your ticket on-line at punbusonline.com or immediately on the bus stand counter.
The state-owned buses can be higher off than the personal ones and can present higher amenities, apart from security and safety, to the commuters. The agenda and fare particulars can be uploaded on the web site and different on-line platforms of the state-owned service suppliers.— Officers