NewZNew (Chandigarh) : The Punjab Government today approved to add 305 general buses to the fleet of PUNBUS during the current financial year. With this the fleet of PUNBUS would increase to 1912 from the existing 1607.
Disclosing this here today the Transport Minsiter Punjab Mr. Ajit Singh Kohar said that for 305 general buses, the process of purchasing chassis has begun. Out of these, 105 buses would be 210″ and 218″ wheel base and 200 buses would be 203″&205″ wheel base.
The Minister said that it has been decided to get bus bodies fitted from Haryana Transport so as to ensure the better quality of bodies and giving a comfortable travel experience to the people. The Minister also said that for this purpose a committee of technical experts of the Transport Department has been constituted which has inspected the Gurgaon based workshop of Haryana Roadways Engineering Corporation. According to the report of the committee this body fabrication cell has been operational since 1987.
The Minster also told that according to the decision taken by the Board of Directors of PUNBUS, 10 super integral coach AC buses will also be purchased, but action regarding this will be initiated after the start of arrival of 305 general buses.