New Delhi: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Monday launched a super luxury bus service of the state Roadways by flagging off the first fleet of 25 such buses from Haryana Bhawan here.
     
While nine buses have been launched now, the remaining 16 multi-axle super luxury buses are likely to be launched by May. The new bus service will operate between Delhi and Chandigarh, officials said.
   
The operation of the new buses, each of which costs around Rs 85 lakh, will help ease passenger traffic pressure on the busy Delhi-Chandigarh route. The service will have hourly trips from Delhi and Chandigarh bus stands. These vehicles are also to be plied on other routes like Gurgaon-Delhi-Chandigarh via IGI Airport.
   
Launching the bus service, the Chief Minister said the super luxury buses are equipped with modern amenities like air conditioning and heating system, LED-based front destination board to know about destination, mobile and laptop chargers on all seat rows, 49 comfortable semi-sleeper seats, adequate luggage room and LCD-based TV for entertainment.
   
Complimentary newspapers and mineral water will also be provided to passengers. Hooda said Haryana Roadways has a fleet of about 3,500 buses, which cover about 11 lakh kilometers daily and carry more than 11 lakh passengers everyday.
   
He said buses under JNNURM scheme as city bus service in Faridabad and up to Delhi and Palwal from Faridabad, besides in Gurgaon are also in operation.
   
Minister for State for Urban Local Bodies Gopal Kanda, MPs Arvind Sharma and Avtar Singh Bhadana, Chief Parliamentary Secretaries Sultan Singh Jadaula and Jai Veer Balmiki, besides other senior officials were also present.

(JPN/Bureau)