Greater Noida gets direct bus service to facilitate 'Char Dham Yatra'
To fulfill the long-pending demand of the residents for getting direct services, UPSRTC has started a daily bus service between Greater Noida to Haridwar from Friday.
The transport department comes up with decision to facilitate ‘Char Dham Yatra’ which is a religious pilgrimages to holy shrines, part of which – Kedarnath, Badrinath – fall in Uttarakhand region.
The decision has come keeping in view the increased demands for a direct connectivity to Uttarakhand for residents living in Greater Noida.
Bus will ferry twice a day from Alpha commercial metro station to Haridwar. First bus will depart at 6 am in the morning while the second bus will depart at 7 pm. The fare from Alpha commercial metro station is Rs 275.
“There was an increasing demand for the bus service to Haridwar by the residents of the city, especially who hails from the Uttarakhand. So to make their travel easy we have started this bus service,” said Luv Kumar, assistant regional manager (ARM) Greater Noida deport, Gautam Budh Nagar, UPSRTC.
He also added that the number of buses on the route might be increased as per the demand further.
For your information, earlier people needed to go to Anand Vihar ISBT or to Mohan Nagar bus stand in Ghaziabad to get direct bus service for Haridwar.
As per the officials, bus will have capacity of 52 passengers and will commute via Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Modinagar, Meerut, Muradnagar, Khatauli, Muzaffarnagar, UP border, Roorkee, Jwalapur to Haridwar.
Members of Uttarakhand cultural committee welcomed this move and said, “This is our long-pending demand which got fulfilled. We are happy as it will save both time and money of commuters.”