You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

Haryana govt launches special buses for girl students

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The Haryana Transport Department today said it has launched special bus services for the college-going girls in five districts of the state in the first phase of the initiative.

Transport Minister Krishan Lal Panwar said the provision of safe and convenient transport facility colleges going girls is one of the priorities of the government.

In the first phase special buses have been started in five districts - Faridabad, Palwal, Nuh (Mewat), Ambala, and Panchkula.

Panwar said the facility would be extended in the remaining 16 districts in 2016.

"A report pertaining to the requirement of special buses in all districts has been sought from Education and Technical Education Departments for the purpose," he said.

A woman security guard would soon be deployed in these buses, he said adding Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has issued directions to the DGP in this regard.

The state government is making constant efforts to further improve the public transport system and a report has been sought from senior officers to start e-ticketing service on PPP mode in 2016, he added.

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Wed, December 30 2015. 20:43 IST