Gurugram: Residents of New Gurugram have a reason to rejoice as they have finally got the extension of Gurugaman, city bus service, in their vicinity which they have been demanding for a very long time.
The Gurugram Metropolitan City Bus Limited (GMCBL) on Thursday started the bus route no 215 D which will connect several sectors including 92, 93, 94, 95. This route is the extension of earlier route 215 C which was plying between Wazirpur to Gurugram Bus Stand.
The new route would provide benefit to several residential societies, inlcuding Sare Homes, Ansal Heights, Raheja Navodya, AWHO, Siddhartha, NBCC Heights, GLS and Tulip Petals, located in the sectors. Praveen Malik, RWA President of Sare Homes said, “We are very thankful to GMCBL for this route extension and looking forward for their fast action on connecting other societies and sectors of New Gurugram via NH-48 routes as maximum people go to the main city for their work.”
With the initiation of this bus service in the sector, other societies like Spaze Privy, DLF New Town Heights are also hoping to avail the services. Ashok Malik, RWA President NTH-90 said, “Although the bus service is not connecting every sectors now, it is a good beginning. Our demands of bus service have finally been fulfilled. These newly developed sectors lack public transportation facility due to which many people have to rely on cabs or carpool facility to reach their destination.”
The bus service will start at 7:10 in the morning from Gurugram Bus Stand to Ansal Height at Sector 92 and last bus will be available at 7: 25 in the evening. From Ansal Height bus service will commence at 8:05 in the morning and last bus will available at 8:25 pm.
Elated with the development, Vinod Munshi, General Secretary of Sare Homes said the bus service in the area will motivate people to use public transport which will not only help in mitigating environmental woes but will also save their money. “We all are happy with the development as it would be beneficial for the people living in the societies and nearby villages as well. Since the buses are low floor, they can be easily used by elderly people. Even for working women it will be safer and an easy way to commute.”
While talking to CitySpidey, Arun Sharma, General Manager, GMCBL Said, “We have received request from the residents over extension of bus route. After conducting survey and feasibility of the route we decided to extend the bus service in the sectors. The residents can also avail Travel Card for cashless travel on any of the Gurugaman buses. It will save Rs. 2 on every journey.”