New Halalpur-AIIMS bus route sees enhanced frequency

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 20 May 2017 09:11:51


 By Pallavi Singh,

Bus number 306 from Halapur to AIIMS which started in the city from Thursday will be available in every 15 to 20 minutes. The bus will be linking three major hospitals of the city, Peoples, Hamidia and AIIMS making travelling easier for people of the city.

The increased frequency of buses on this route has also come as a relief for frequent commuters. 102 new midi buses have to come in the city, out of which 53 have already arrived. 30 new midi buses have been plying on 4 new routes, which started from March 31. 304, 303, 309 are the buses that have been plying on the new routes. The latest addition being the midi bus number 306 whichstarted from May 18 from Halalpur to AIIMS and 307 which started plying from May 15 from Kokta to Habibganj.

This bus has specially been started for people who commute frequently to and fro from hospitals, especially patients. The frequency of buses has also been kept high keeping in mind the comfort of patients on this 27 kilometre long bus route. As per authorities the bus on this route will be available in every 15 to 20 minutes, saving the time of commuters. BCLL has been focusing on improving the bus frequency on other routes as well.

The run time of buses on old routes has also been extended to 10 pm which earlier was 9 pm, as per the increased demand of commuters on the routes. BCLL is also taking concrete steps for sensitising people regarding the use of Mahapaur Smart Passes so that more and more people travel through low floor buses in the city.

Director, BCLL, Keval Mishra said, “Bus on this route has specially been started for ease of patients and people commuting frequently on this route. This route will connect Peoples Hospital, Hamidia Hospital and AIIMS through by-pass making it easy for many people to commute and connect to health services. We will increase the frequency further if traffic increases on the route.

As of now, the run time of buses is 9 pm on all the new routes, which can be increased to 10 pm like other old routes of Mandideep and SR-2 buses if such demand comes to us.”