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Khattar launches Panipat’s electric bus services.

Panipat’s electric bus services

Khattar stated that the initiative’s goals are to lessen environmental pollution in addition to giving the people of the state easy transportation options. The service was inaugurated from the new bus terminal in Siwah.

Inaugurating the Panipat’s electric bus services on Sunday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar declared that passengers will be able to travel on these buses for free for seven days. An official announcement states that the city has started using three electric buses and that five more will soon be added to the fleet.

Khattar stated after the service’s opening from the new bus stop in Siwah that the initiative’s goals include lessening environmental pollution in addition to offering the people of the state comfortable transportation.

His announcement that the first seven days of travel on these e-buses would be free was intended to encourage people to choose public transportation over private vehicles.

The official statement states that the wants and needs of the locals would be carefully considered when planning the service routes.

According to the statement, the route will span up to 30 kilometers and the fee will range from INR 10 to INR 50.

Following the service’s debut, Khattar declared that the city bus network will gradually be extended to the nearby villages.

He stated that the government plans to begin comparable services in seven towns by June 2024: Panchkula, Ambala, Sonipat, Rewari, Karnal, Rohtak, and Hisar. These cities would follow the inauguration of e-bus services in Panipat and Jagadhri, he said.

In his budget address for the fiscal year 2023–24, Khattar—who also holds the portfolio of finance—announced the launch of city bus services in Rewari city and nine municipal corporations.

The announcement states that there will be an expansion of the current city bus services in Gurugram, Manesar, and Faridabad.

According to the chief minister, 11 lakh people go through Haryana each day. busses that transport passengers over an 11 lakh mile trip to various locations.

He added that a lot of effort has been made in the last nine years to improve the state’s air, rail, and road connectivity.

He restated plans to start building a metro-style rapid rail transport system from Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi to Panipat, with plans to eventually extend it to Karnal.

To improve the connection from Kundli to Panipat, Haryana is also launching the Haryana Orbital Rail Service in addition to the Kundli-Manesar Expressway. Better mobility options for the public are the goal of this development, he stated.

The chief minister was informed at the occasion by Navdeep Virk, senior secretary of the Transport Department, that new bus stands for electric buses will be constructed in three-acre plots in each of the state’s seven cities at a total cost of INR 110 crore, and they will be provided with charging facilities.

Subsequently, during a “Jan Samvad” program in Karnal, Khattar said that every district will have the opening of care facilities for the elderly, with space for fifty senior residents apiece.



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