Chandigarh, Panchkula & Mohali to have Better Connectivity | French Agency to Help

Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali will soon have the better connectivity of public transport as the UT administration seeks help from the French agency, the Agence Francaise Development (AFD). The Chandigarh administration has urged the French government agency on improving the transportation connectivity in the tricity and has asked to prepare a plan for the same.

Chandigarh, Panchkula & Mohali to have better connectivity

To plan out the ground work for improving transportation within Chandigarh and the nearby areas, the UT administration had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the French agency. The MoU is signed seeking technical help for the development of urban infrastructure.

Apart from this, the representatives of the French agency had given a presentation to the UT administration. The administration has asked the agency that how city-bus services can be improved as Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) has been trying hard to enhance their services for public transportation in Chandigarh since last few years. The Chandigarh administration has asked the agency to work on improving the connectivity at New Chandigarh area.

Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) & other details

On a daily basis, CTU ply on over 75 routes in the tricity and the boarding period of each varies from 20 minutes to over one and a half hours. To deal with any problem of commutation via CTU, the French agency will also conduct a survey on these 75 CTU bus routes. Other than this, CTU is contemplating on buying 50 more buses to run locally within Chandigarh while 200 new buses will be bought to ply on the long route. Out of the 200 buses, 40 will be the luxury buses while 160 will be the ordinary ones.

The Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) buses are operational in Chandigarh, Panchkula, Mohali, Zirakpur and Kharar that carry 2 lakh passengers on a daily basis. The Chandigarh administration is trying to make better connectivity of transportation in Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali via this project.

Well, let’s see, if this project gets fulfilled soon or not but the Chandigarh Administration now seems to be determined on making better connectivity of CTU buses across Tricity including Mohali and Panchkula. The project will not only help the administration to establish a seamless network of CTU buses but it will convenient for the passengers to travel from far off places.



Yamini S. Verma

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