There is some good news for commuters in Gurgaon. Two hundred more buses including some air-conditioned ones will soon be added to the city bus fleet and this will increase frequency of buses on various routes in the city.
The announcement was made by Director General of State Transport Arun Kumar on the completion of one year of the city bus service.
The bus service which was launched with 32 buses in a single shift now has 200 buses plying on 16 different routes in two eight-hour shifts from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saying that 150 buses will be added to the fleet in the next four months, Mr. Kumar said these will include 50 air-conditioned buses. These will be introduced for the first time in Gurgaon.
He further said that some of the buses will be borrowed from the Delhi depot of Haryana Roadways and they will ply on Dhaula Kuan-Industrial Model Township, Manesar route at a frequency of about 10 minutes till Metro rail service is extended up to Manesar.
The remaining buses will be procured from Tata Motors.
They will be similar to those plying in Delhi but will have a different colour scheme.