Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann, today, has announced that the state govt will ply buses from Punjab to the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, from June 15. This is seen as a major step to break the monopoly of the private bus operators, mostly of the companies owned by a strong political family in Punjab.
CM Mann has announced that the govt bus services would be started from June 15, the govt buses will ply between the IGI airport, Delhi, to Amritsar, Pathankot, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala and Patiala.
CM Mann, in a video message on Twitter, said, “the Volvo buses will ply from Punjab to the IGI Airport and from the IGI Airport to various cities of Punjab. The tariff to be charged by the PRTC and PEPSU buses would be less than half of what the private operators are charging, and with even more and better facilities to the commuters. We are committed to ending the mafias in Punjab, who flourished before the AAP government was formed. Our recent excise policy will also lead to the state earning a 40% of additional revenue as compared to the last year.”
The passengers would be able to book the tickets online for these buses. The Aam Aadmi Party, during the elections, had even announced to break this monopoly of the private buses owned by a strong political family in Punjab. As claimed by the govt, the tariff of these buses will be half than what the private buses charge, it will definitely facilitate the people.