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Sidhu launches Bus Rapid Transit project

Amritsar, Jan 28 (UNI) Punjab Local Government, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday launched the much awaited Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) project, which includes 93 AC buses and world level metro bus terminal on the two routes.
The project worth Rs 545 crore is the result of the collaboration of Punjab and Union Government and is currently being run in Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Surat, Pune, Rajkot, Vijaywada, Indore, Bhubneshwar, Raipur, Vishakhapatnam, Bhopal and Hubli cities across the country.
Mr Sidhu announced that these buses would provide free travel facility for three months to the people. After this, the school children would be provided this facility free of cost, College students would get 66 per cent exemption, Senior Citizens and Divyang people would be eligible for 50 per cent concession in travel. The people would be able to travel without limit in one day by getting a card made for mere Rs 25.
He announced that the 31 km route of the project including India Gate to Verka, Verka to Amritsar Entry Gate and from India Gate to Amritsar Entry Gate has been made fully operational with a fleet of 97 buses and the unique feature would be that the bus service be available for every route after every four minutes.
He further said that the screens installed on the 47 bus stands en route would display the arrival of buses. Apart from this, every bus would have cameras, GPS, Automatic Doors and AC facilities.
Mr Sidhu also launched an app for bus tickets and said that each traveler making the journey through smart cards would get 20 per cent concession. He also elaborated that this is the first phase of these buses and furthermore, five new bridges are coming up in the city at a cost of Rs 150 crore.
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31 Mar 2020 | 1:28 PM

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Srinagar-Jammu national highway remains closed for 5th day

31 Mar 2020 | 1:20 PM

Srinagar, Mar 31 (UNI) The 270-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, connecting Kashmir with rest of the country, remained closed for the fifth successive day on Tuesday even as hundreds of valley-bound trucks, carrying essential commodities, were stranded due to multiple landslides.

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COVID-19: BJP MLA opens factory to make masks in UP's Etah

31 Mar 2020 | 1:03 PM

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Youth injured by gunmen in Kulgam, dies at SKIMS in Srinagar

31 Mar 2020 | 12:46 PM

Srinagar, Mar 31 (UNI) A youth, who was critically injured by unidentified gunmen in south Kashmir district of Kulgam on March 21, succumbed at a hospital in this summer capital on Tuesday.

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