July 26, 2018
Kolkata may soon have London-like double-decker buses
West Bengal Transport Minister Subhendu Adhikari on Wednesday said the state government is toying with the idea of re-introducing double-decker buses in the city with a new feature – these buses would be open top like those in London.
There are plans to operate four to five double-decker buses initially and the transport secretary was sent to London to do a survey, Mr Adhikari said in the assembly.
Double decker buses used to be operated in the city earlier but the services were phased out.
Mr Adhikari said during the Left Front rule, the state transport corporations had a total of 2500 buses. At present, the number has gone up to 3200 after withdrawing old and rickety buses from the roads.