The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) will soon add new air-conditioned (AC) and non air-conditioned buses in its fleet. An order of 500 blue line buses and 40 AC buses have been issued by the corporation. Along with it the RSRTC will also introduce 20 mini-buses in the Walled City area by next week.
“Following the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model we ordered 500 buses and till now we have received 100 of them. The plan is to get them on road by March 31,” said Manjeet Singh, chairman and managing director of RSRTC.
The corporation will also buy 1,000 new buses for which the state government will give financial aid. These buses will be added by June 2012 and is a part of the announcement made during the last budget. “Our long term goal is to connect every district with the panchayat head quarterx. With the new buses we will be able to ply more buses on the routes connecting villages,” added Singh.
To connect Jaipur with long distance cities like Ahmedabad, Lucknow etc. 15 more semi-sleeper Volvo will be introduced by the corporation. “Volvo buses will also be based on PPP as it is very costly to buy them. The private players will run the buses and we will regulate them,” said Singh.