July 31, 2018
New bus routes in Jangalmahal
To make the public transport system in Jangalmahal more robust, the State Transport Department has decided to introduce new bus routes in the region. This was announced by the Transport Minister in the Assembly on July 25.
From August, 15 new routes will come into existence, on which 22 buses will ply.
New routes are also being introduced in the districts of Murshidabad and Nadia. Besides, shuttle night bus services will be introduced in Durgapur, Haldia, Kharagpur, and from New Jalpaiguri to Siliguri and Siliguri to Jalpaiguri. This comes after the success of the night bus service in Kolkata and its suburbs.
Some other crucial information the minister gave were that currently, around 3,200 State-run buses, equipped with modern facilities like GPS system and panic button, ply across Bengal, the number of air-conditioned buses has been increased, and that the Government was giving stress environment-friendly modes like electric buses and CNG buses.
Source: Millennium Post