Low-floor bus service on Bilkhiriya-Nariyalkheda route from 15th

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Aug 2017 11:40:08


Staff Reporter,

Bilkhiriya and Nariyalkheda can now get direct connectivity to Nadra bus stand

The fast developing colonies of Bhopal are still not getting proper facility of public transportation. Ending commuting woes of several local residents living in these colonies, the Bhopal City Link Ltd (BCLL) is continuously working in this direction to provide facility of low-floor buses and midi buses in these areas.

The BCLL is going to start ten low-floor buses on Bilkhiriya-Nariyalkheda route from August 15 (Independence Day). After these buses would start plying on this stretch, this would play a vital role in last-mile connectivity. Officials of BCLL after finalising the route had applied to the permit already.

Now, the passengers of Bilkhiriya and Nariyalkheda which are outskirts areas of State capital can now get direct connectivity to Nadra bus stand and railway station from civic body buses. In these areas population of 1.5 lakh persons inhabit here who would get benefitted.

Looking at the rush of passengers and revenue generated in future more buses are likely to hit the roads in upcoming months and will ply on this route that have been overlooked by the BRTS corridor or cannot accommodate large buses.
BCLL operates 210 large BRTS buses that run on a 26-km-long stretch covering 16 routes in the State capital. BCLL, a parent company of BMC, has been criticised for rolling out larger buses on BRTS routes, which have been incurring losses.

Private bus and magic van operators hog 80% of transport proceeds. Given the changing dynamics of city traffic, experts have long been calling for switch to smaller capacity buses.