Punjab-Rajasthan sign accord for better transport
Buses from Rajasthan and Punjab would now ply to cover more mileage and routes in each others' areas.
An accord to this effect has been signed between the two neighbouring states here today.
Rajasthan Additional Chief Secretary-cum-Transport Commissioner O P Meena and Punjab Transport Secretary Mandeep Singh signed the accord for their respective governments here in the presence of Rajasthan Minister of State for Transport Virendra Beniwal.
As per the new accord, buses from Rajasthan would ply on 31,164-Km stretch spread over 70 routes in Punjab against present 64 routes on more than 8000-Km while the neighbouring state would run buses on 104 routes stretching over 30426-Km Places like Bikaner, Ganganagar-Hanumangarh(Rajasthan) and Amritsar, Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur(Punjab) would have better connectivity.
The previous accord was signed wayback in 1995.
Rajasthan Minister Mr Beniwal has expressed satisfaction over the new accord.