Transport Minister Bikram Singh said here today that the state government has decided to ply 90 more HRTC buses on inter-state routes from 16 October, 2020 for the convenience of the people. These include Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Haridwar, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Pathankot, Ropar, Sanwal, Dehradun, Ambala Cant routes.
Himachal Road Transport Corporation resumed the operation of buses on 25 inter-state routes on 14 October and 35 more inter-state routes were added on 15 October. Keeping in view the Navratri and upcoming festive season, the people of the state have appreciated this decision of the state government.
Transport Minister said that HRTC has taken all precautionary measures to prevent the spread of corona virus. Presently, the Corporation is plying only non-AC buses. Adequate arrangements have been made to ensure social distancing and sanitization. He said that the standard operating procedure is also being strictly followed during the operation of buses.