Chandigarh, July 8 – Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal today said that State Government would transform the State Roadways so as to ensure maximum facilities to the general public. Also,1,000 new buses would be added to the fleet of State Roadways so as to further improve the transport services.
Mr. Manohar Lal, who was talking to media persons while travelling from Chandigarh to Karnal in a Volvo bus today added that as compared to other bus services in the country, the Haryana Roadways is rendering better transport service to the passengers. The Transport Department is working on various schemes to further enhance the facilities for passengers. Workshops of State Roadways would also be improved.
Being seated amidst general passengers in the bus, the Chief Minister availed of the opportunity to interact with them. For many passengers it was a pleasant surprise to travel in the company of Haryana Chief Minister.
On his way the Chief Minister went to the workshop of Haryana Roadways in Chandigarh where he had first hand information about its functioning and heard grievances of bus conductors.He also stressed the need to ensure cleanliness in the workshop.
In reply to a question of a mediaman, the Chief Minister said that he had also travelled in ordinary buses and at times even while standing in crowded DTC buses.
The Chief Minister said that earlier also he had traveled many times in buses. This is the first opportunity for him to travel by bus after becoming the Chief Minister. He said that he had also travelled in Metro.
Those who accompanied the Chief Minister included Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Krishan Kumar, Media Advisor to Chief Minister, Mr. Amit Arya, Officer on Special Duty to Chief Minister, Mr. Jawahar Yadav and other officers of the Transport Department.