CTU night bus service in shambles Divyansh Ashu Chandigarh In-efficient night service of Chandigarh Transport Undertaking passengers commuting during night hours. “I have to wait around one and half hours for the bus” said Navedita who works in IT Park. She also added that she cannot work in late night shift as the bus service is only available till 11:40 pm.
I don’t have my own convenience therefore, I have to depend upon bus service. Also, there is no bus stop at IT Park and they do not have a beat box hear. CTU is running night service on five routes. These are 24C, 24A, 37, 252 and 254. Bus service on the first three routes is after 45 minutes whereas on former two, the buses run after 80 minutes but according to passengers they regularly miss their operation time. “The bus is never on time. Due to the irregularity, I have missed my train on couple of cccasions” Said Harinder Singh. He also mentioned that due to this now he has to hire auto-rickshaw which charges double the set rates. We have acquired 49 new buses which will add to our existing fleet of 468. Many of them will be deployed on night routes. General Manager of CTU has passed the files but they are stuck in the office of District Transport Officer. As soon as he passes them new buses will be flagged on their concerned routes” Said Amar
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