Intra-state luxury AC buses to hit roads by mid July

PATNA: The state government has decided to take concrete steps to boost tourism on an unprecedented scale. Special arrangements and packages have been designed to boost tourism, especially in Budhhist and Jain centres.

As a step ahead, Bihar State Road Transport Corporation (BSRTC) is all set to change the face of travelling on Bihar roads. It will roll out as many as 92 AC luxury buses in different routes within the state. These inter-city buses will run across the state.

In total, 92 luxury AC buses are proposed to run on 17 routes in the state. While 10 of these routes would connect Patna with other district headquarters, four other routes will be connecting Patna with district headquarters in the neighbouring state of Jharkhand.
Many of these luxury coaches are proposed to run by mid-July.

“We are planning to get mostly Volvo buses,” said an official adding we want to ensure a complete smooth ride for our tourists as well as local passengers.

The corporation that initiated the process of inviting applications from interested service providers in April this year, have already shortlisted a few of them and agreement has also been finalised. At present, the corporation is in the process of obtaining permits for these buses.

BSRTC sources also disclosed that as many as 30 buses, all 32-seaters would soon be rolled out on Muzaffarpur roads.