Haryana’s NCR city Gurgaon is all set get ten ultra luxury low-floor Mercedes Benz or Volvo buses on intercity routes as Haryana Roadways is planning to upgrade its fleet of buses.
Haryana Transport Department’s Director General Arun Kumar on Friday said that Haryana Roadways will procure 50 low-floor air conditioned CNG buses of Marcopolo Brand from Tata Motors, out of which 10 buses would be included in Haryana Roadways fleet by the end of this month and rest would be added by the month of August.
“Haryana Roadways has a plan to run 160 buses in each shift that is in all 320 buses in two shifts for the city by the year end,” Kumar said adding that out of these, 100 would be the ordinary non-air conditioned buses, 50 CNG low floor buses and 10 low-floor Mercedes Benz or Volvo buses.
Kumar added that at present, Haryana Roadways is plying 100 buses each in two shifts in city service at present out of which 40 buses are semi-low floor Ashok Leyland and rest are standard ordinary buses, especially designed for city operations.
“At present, these buses carry about one lakh passengers and cover about an area of 22,000 kms on 15 routes in a day,” he added.