Contract carriage buses plying across the city will come under the ambit of the app-based service which may be announced next week. A senior government official said that the private contract carriage buses will be given 'special permit' to ferry passengers through a mobile application.
"The routes of these buses will also be prepared by the transport department. Office goers at large will be beneficiaries," the official said.

He further said that with this app service, passengers will be able to locate buses going towards their destinations and board the vehicles with normal fares to be fixed by the government.

The city's private bus operators have welcomed the move and said that they are ready to buy new private buses for this service if the government wants them to do the same.

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