Chandigarh

Volvo buses make 26 daily trips to Chandigarh-Delhi-IGIA-Gurgaon route- Arun Kumar

June 19, 2012 11:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: Director general, transport, Haryana, Arun Kumar said Volvo buses make 26 daily trips to Chandigarh-Delhi-IGIA-Gurgaon route. The number of Volvo buses operating on this route is now more than double the luxury buses plying on the ChandigarhDelhi-Gurgaon route earlier.

Haryana Roadways (HR) has increased the frequency on the Chandigarh-Delhi-IGIA-Gurgaon route to 26 trips everyday. A large number of passengers prefer a Volvo to Shatabdi. Now, a Volvo bus for Delhi is available every 35 minutes.

The fare up to Delhi is Rs 510 and Rs 595 up to Gurgaon via IGI airport. For advance booking from the counter, passengers have to pay an additional Rs 5 as booking charges. The service starts at 12 midnight and continues till 11.30 pm, making availability of buses for almost 24 hours.

The fare up to Delhi is Rs 510 and Rs 595 up to Gurgaon via IGI airport. For advance booking from the counter, passengers have to pay an additional Rs 5 as booking charges. The service starts at 12 midnight and continues till 11.30 pm, making availability of buses for almost 24 hours.

Director general, transport, Haryana, Arun Kumar said Volvo buses make 26 daily trips – 15 trips to Gurgaon via Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) and 10 to inter-state bus terminus (ISBT) in Delhi.

“We have 20 multi-axle Volvos with a seating capacity of 49 passengers each bus and six double-axle buses having a seating capacity of 41 passengers each. Besides air-conditioning and heating, these buses offer huge luggage space, a laptop charger on every seat row, semi-sleeper calf/leg support seats and DVD/LCD TV. Each passenger is provided with a newspaper and bottled water,” Kumar said.

The fresh addition of Volvo luxury buses during the vacation season has come as a boon for passengers, who often have to struggle to get tickets to Delhi.

Arvind Kumar, a resident of Sector 44, says, “The ticket for Volvo is little highly priced than Shatabdi Express, as food is also served in the latter, but I really don’t mind paying. The most important thing is the flexibility of timings and then it’s a point to point service.”

Kshitij, a student in the city, who lives in Delhi, says, “The Volvo service is quiet convenient for students like me as I, generally, have no planned trips. The addition to the fleet has added to the choice of time one prefers to travel and the new Volvos have better AC functioning, which is a major relief in this scorching heat.”

The roadways officials said Volvos are a money-spinner. “We had almost 95-100% occupancy on the last three days of week. On Monday, Volvos buses till 10.30 am registered 100% booking. On other weekdays, the booking is 95-97%,” they said.

Passengers can also book tickets online. In a 41-seater Volvo, 24 seats can be booked online and in a 49-seater, 32 can be booked through Internet. The online booking can be made two days in advance at http://hartrans.gov.in/online/index.asp.

 

 
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sohi, chandigarh. 11/23/2012 7:15:44 AM

I want to know the location at igi from where it starts.

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