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RSRTC to start inter-state bus services soon | Jaipur News

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JAIPUR: Rajasthan State Roadways Transport Corporation (RSRTC) is planning to resume inter-state services again. As lockdown 5.0 guidelines paved way for inter-state bus movement with mutual consent of different state governments, the RSRTC management is in touch with its counterparts in Delhi, Uttrakhand, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to start sending and receiving buses. Authorites on Monday were in touch with their counterparts and were chalking out plans to work out modalities to restart services.
RSRTC officials have been in constant touch with authorities of other states. On Monday, authorities said Rajasthan can start inter-state bus services with Haryana.
“Haryana has been positive so far while we have got a very good response from Uttar Pradesh and Punjab too. though it depends on Covid-19 figures, we are hopeful to start inter-state bus services gradually,” said Naveen Jain, CMD, RSRTC.
“I think we would be able to start inter-state bus services with Haryana and which would be followed by states like Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Delhi,” he added.
Haryana border connects with districts such as Jhunjhunu and Churu and has a good frequency of buses from the state capital too.
He said Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir were not much willing. “J&K was the first state that withdrew its buses much prior to the lockdown. I think buses to Delhi and J&K it will take some time,” Jain added.
Senior officers said that from Uttar Pradesh, buses from places away from containment zones would be introduced first. “We are focusing to connect cities which are not in containment zones. So far we have discussed cities between which we can restart the operations,” said a senior officer of RSRTC.
Meanwhile, intra-state bus movement has been smooth so far from Jaipur. “The number of passengers is gradually increasing. However, it will take some more months to see the normal passengers load,” said an officer at the central bus stand.

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