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JAIPUR: With continued increase in passenger load, Rajasthan State Roadways Corporation(RSRTC) on Sunday decided to introduce 18 new super luxury buses on nine routes across the state. Gradually, the state transport corporation is getting a load factor of above 70 per cent, which is better than airways and railways.
According to RSRTC sources, since the introduction of buses, passenger load started gradually picking up for intra-state services and a single inter-state service to Haryana.
Also after analysing the demands which RSRTC received from various districts, it was decided to introduce super luxury buses to connect Jaipur to various cities within the state.
“From Monday, we are going to run buses from Jaipur to Barmer, Jaipur to Jodhpur, Jodhpur to Udaipur, Jaipur to Pilani, Jaipur to Ladnu, Jaipur to Kaila Devi, Jaipur to Kekari, Jaipur to Bidasar and Jaipur to Anopgarh,” said Sudhir Bhati, manager, public relations, RSRTC.
Prior to lockdown and Covid outbreak, super luxury buses from Jaipur to Udaipur, Jodhpur and Pilani were very popular. “We have introduced our buses following the demands raised by public on our website and by the administrations of various districts,” an officer said.
Earlier, the RSRTC had extended its services of express services to various parts of the state. “We are ready to start inter-state buses to Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and others but we are yet to get consent form these states. However, we are ready with all our resources,” said Naveen Jain, CMD, RSRTC.
“Air services are picking up but is not normal as yet as passengers are avoiding inter-state travel in planes,” said an officer with Jaipur airport (operations).
Likewise, barring a few trains, majority are running with a passenger load varying from 22 per cent to 40 per cent.