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24.4.15

PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES * India: Passengers shunning them in Punjab

* Delhi - Government to introduce modern pollution-free buses for commuters

-- In order to improve the public transport system and discourage people from using private vehicles in the national capital, Delhi government will soon introduce modern, comfortable and pollution-free buses for commuters in the city... Government would improve the public transport system in Delhi and for that, it will bring modern and comfortable, pollution-free buses in order to discourage the masses from using private vehicles, Kejriwal said... The CM also urged the children of the school to urge their parents to use public transport in order to save the city from traffic hazards. .. He said that his government is serious towards environment and it is having discussions on environment issues, climate change, change, traffic hazards, air and water pollution, sanitation, greenery and energy conservation... 
(Photo: Delhi government will soon introduce modern, comfortable and pollution-free buses for commuters in the city. As the "TATA"/"Marcopolo shown above)   --  New Delhi, India - Economic/India Times - 22 Apr, 2015


* Punjab - Travellers shunning roadways' AC buses due to poor service


  --  Scorching heat has taken its toll on Punjab roadway's HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) buses, as passengers are shunning them due to faulty air conditioning... Roadways depot in the district has 23 HVAC buses out of which five have been off the roads for the past two days due to technical snags in their AC systems... As per the information, against a total capacity of 57 buses are traveling with only 25 to 30 passengers down from 35 to 40 during the summers of last year... Surprisingly, summers are the peak time for HVAC to earn profits... Sources said that spare parts of HVAC buses are very costly and this fact adds to the delay in repairs as the state transport department has to send a proposal to higher authorities for approval if the expenses incurred are more than `3,000... This has affected long route buses - which constitute most of the buses at the depot - that ply from Jalandhar to Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar and Jammu and Kashmir... Moreover, Jalandhar roadways depot has two HVAC buses, which earlier used to connect the city bus stand to Delhi Airport but their destination were changed Delhi ISBT which has resulted in a dip in the number of passengers... 
Jatinder Mahal, Jalandhar, India - The Hindustan Times - Apr 21, 2015

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