Good News for Mohali people! Mohali will be getting its own city bus service just like Chandigarh. The SAS Nagar Municipal Corporation (MC) approved a budget of Rs. 7.5 crore for the proposed city bus service in Mohali. So now, you’ll be able to see local buses in Mohali in the coming days.
AC buses in Mohali
The Municipal Corporation (MC) plans to buy 25 air-conditioned (AC) buses. The Municipal Corporation has sent the routes for approval. The MC will be inviting the tenders once these routes are approved. To run the bus service in SAS Nagar, the civic body has also thought deeply on this matter and will be raising a loan of Rs. 6 crores.
Kulwant Singh, Mayor of Mohali said that bringing bus service in Mohali was a long pending demand and now they are working on it to make it happen. He said that the bus service in SAS Nagar will soon be started. The routes have also been approved by the house which are now forwarded to the transport department for approval.
Rajesh Dhiman, SAS Nagar commissioner said they have applied for the approval of the routes and they hope that the routes will be approved shortly. It is expected that city bus service in SAS Nagar will be operational in about three months. Mr. Dhiman also said that the bus service in SAS Nagar will be initially operating on the main roads and with time it would be extended on the other roads as well.
Local Bus Routes In Mohali
The House has approved a plan for coming up with the city bus service in Mohali. The bus service will have at least 12 routes. The routes of the bus service in SAS Nagar:
- SAS Nagar railway station to PGI
- Railway station to ISBT-43
- Airport to ISBT-43
- Landran to ISBT, Phase 6
- Railway station to ISBT, Phase 6;
- Airport to ISBT, Phase 6
- SAS Nagar to Banur
- SAS Nagar (Sector 65) to Nayagaon
- Kharar to railway station,
- Kharar to Zirakpur
- ISBT Phase-6 to Zirakpur
- Landran to Zirakpur.
The administration had decided to start the bus service in 2011 but failed to do so. Cities like Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar in Punjab have their own local bus service.