Chandigarh is all set to start 20 luxury buses on route to Punjab, Delhi and Uttrakhand. The Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) will have these new luxury buses that will be pressed into services soon. People who travel frequently by bus will be delighted to know about the services which will be provided in the luxury buses.
The 20 luxury buses which will be started soon will be running from Chandigarh to the Delhi airport, some of the cities in Punjab and Uttarakhand. It is expected that the luxury bus service in Chandigarh will be starting by June this year.
Chandigarh CTU Luxury Buses
As per the director of UT transport said that the luxury bus project was approved last year in November. The UT transport has sent the proposal to the centre and they will be again sending the revised proposal as there was a change in the emission norms. The director of UT transport is hopeful that they will be starting this service by June this year. The luxury buses will be running from Chandigarh to Ludhiana, Amritsar, Haridwar, Dehradun and Delhi’s IGI Airport.
Facilities Provided In The Luxury Buses
The luxury buses will be more spacious and will be having some additional facilities for the travellers. The facilities which will be provided in the luxury buses are:
- The Luxury buses will have 49 semi sleeper seats
- Proper Luggage room
- Provision for air conditioning and heating
- Mobile and laptop charging ports in all the rows
- The front destination will be LED-based
- LCD television for watching movies
- Provision of Mineral Water bottles
- English and Hindi newspapers
All the above-mentioned facilities will be provided free of cost to the passengers.
40 More New Buses for CTU
Chandigarh’s most commonly used bus service CTU (Chandigarh Transport Undertaking) is starting a new bus service which will have a total of 40 buses. These buses will be running from Chandigarh to Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh.
The director of UT Transport said that for the CTU bus service they have bought chassis for around 20 buses. He said that that they have also floated tenders for its fabrication.
The CTU (Chandigarh Transport Undertaking) has 519 buses which operate from its four depots. Out of the 519 buses, 87 buses are being used for long routes and the rest of the buses are used for the services in Tricity, Zirakpur, and Kharar.
There have been a short of buses due to which around 42% permits of various inter-state routes are unused. CTU has 150 permits on different routes in Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana out of which only 87 are being used.
Source: Hindustan Times