IEP Chandigarh, October 28
From now, the bus stands in Haryana will be known as Bus Ports, said Haryana Chief Minister while inaugurating NIT Faridabad Bus Port equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. The bus port has been constructed at a cost of Rs 130 crore on an area of four acres.
On this occasion, Sh. Manohar Lal also announced to name the State’s first Bus Port designed on PPP mode after Dr. Mangal Sen. After Faridabad NIT, now new bus ports will be built in Ballabhgarh, Sonipat, Karnal as well as two bus ports in district Gurugram on PPP mode.
Transport services are being provided with better infrastructure
The Chief Minister said that Haryana’s transport service is one of the best transport services in the country. The State Government is committed to providing safe, secure, economical and reliable transport facilities to commuters.
He said that the State Government is already providing better transportation services to passengers across the State. Various bus stands across the state are being renovated with better infrastructure and with state-of-the-art facilities on similar lines to the airport; the bus stand in Haryana is now being called bus ports, said Sh. Manohar Lal.
Bus port will be equipped with state-of-the-art service
Congratulating the residents of NIT Faridabad area, the Chief Minister said that in the time of 1980, he had started his social life in Faridabad. At that time there was a lack of good transport services. Understanding the problem of the common man, he then had apprised Dr. Mangal Sen ji about the situation of the NIT Bus Stand, Faridabad and today the dream of renovating this bus stand with state-of-the-art facilities has come true, said the Chief Minister.
As a gesture of tribute to him, from today this newly constructed Bus Port will be known as Dr. Mangal Sen Bus Port, NIT Faridabad, said Sh. Manohar Lal.
He said that the bus port of Faridabad NIT would be connected through the Integrated Consolidated Command Centre. Along with this, the passengers will be able to avail of facilities like online ticket booking and the current status of the bus.
Dr. Mangal Sen Bus Port, NIT Faridabad to be developed as Interstate Bus Port
Sh. Manohar Lal said that this state-of-the-art bus port would certainly provide better transport service to the common man. He said that Faridabad NIT Bus Stand is being developed as an interstate bus port. Apart from catering to the needs of the people of the nearby villages, this bus stand will also benefit the commuters travelling to and from the cities of Delhi, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. The government is now constructing bus ports while focusing on better management along with ensuring state-of-the-art services for the commuters, said the Chief Minister.
The profit graph of roadways has been increased
Sh. Manohar Lal said that the state transport is effectively fulfilling its responsibility of providing safe travel. In the earlier years, when more than 200 accidents were reported because of roadways buses, last year only 79 road accidents have been reported.
He said that along with curbing road accidents, now the profit per kilometer of roadways has also increased. Now the profit of state transport buses has increased from Rs. 27.5 per kilometer to Rs. 39.
Transport Minister expresses gratitude to the Chief Minister
The Transport Minister, Sh. Mool Chand Sharma expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister for providing a bus port equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. He shared that the construction of this bus port has been done in PPP mode. An air-conditioned gallery has been made for the passengers and a provision for comfortable chairs has also been made.
He said that modern toilets and drinking ROs would be provided for the convenience of the passengers going to their destinations. The facility of cold water, cloakroom, refreshments etc. will be available for keeping luggage and the bus port will be under CCTV camera surveillance. Apart from this, arrangements have also been made to park about 1000 vehicles in the basement for parking the vehicles of the passengers, he added.
Sh. Mool Chand Sharma said that after the formation of Haryana, there was a shortage of buses in the state in the past, but Chief Minister during his tenure has increased the number of buses fulfilling the requirement of 5300 buses.
He said that the Chief Minister has recently approved the purchase of 1300 new buses in the High Power Committee and has taken a commendable decision to provide the number of buses as per the need of the passengers.
On this occasion MLA, Badkhal Smt. Seema Trikha, MLA Faridabad, Sh. Narender Gupta, MLA Tigaon, Sh. Rajesh Nagar, MLA, Prithla Sh. Nayan Pal Rawat and officials were present.