Gurugram: To boost the public transport facility in the city, the Gurugram Metropolitan City Bus Limited (GMCBL) launched five new routes and added 25 new buses to its fleet.
The 25 new buses were flagged off by the Haryana Transport Minister, Moolchand Sharma, from Tau Devi Stadium in Gurugram on the occasion of Republic Day.
The new routes include route no.135 from Sector 90 to IndusInd Bank Cyber City via Rampura Chowk, IFFCO Chowk. Route no. 242U will run between Gurugram Bus Stand and Farukh Nagar Mudrika and route no. 122 from Sikandarpur metro station to Gurugram Bus Stand via IFFCO Chowk.
While the bus on route no. 111E will ply between Vatika Chowk (Sohna Road) and Sector 55/56 Metro via RP Chowk, route no. 116E will ply between Huda City Centre Metro Station and railway station via Gurugram Bus Stand.
With the addition of these routes, the GMCBL will have 18 routes with a fleet of 150 buses.
A GMCBL official said that they are planning to add more buses including e-buses in the future to further boost public transport throughout the city.
“These new routes have been created based on the feedback received from Gurugram residents and in keeping with the mobility requirements of the residents,” said a GMCBL official.
The residents, who have long been demanding more bus services for better connectivity, have welcomed the move.
CitySpidey had earlier reported about the demands of the residents for dedicated bus service to connect the newly developed sectors of New Gurugram with the commercial hub.
Rejoicing over the launch of the bus services in the area, many residents were of the view that it would benefit residents and office goers alike.
“We are grateful to GMCBL for providing us better connectivity with the rest of the city. In the absence of a public transport in New Gururgam, residents were dependent on private vehicles or cabs which is neither economical nor environmental-friendly,” said Praveen Malik, vice-president of United Association of New Gurugram.