Gurgaon city buses to get CCTV cameras

Gurgaon: All Gurgaon city buses will be fitted with CCTV cameras and 100 new buses, including 50 air-conditioned ones, will soon join the fleet, an official said here Sunday. Bus terminals across Haryana will also get electronic eyes for security.

Director General of State Transport Arun Kumar told reporters that an air-conditioned bus stand will be constructed in Sector 29 here to cater to city bus service and luxury Volvo buses.

CCTV cameras will be introduced at a cost of Rs.4 crore to prevent mischief in moving vehicles and bus terminals, he said.

He said CCTV cameras will also be fitted in city buses in Faridabad. Latest GPS system would also be introduced in the city buses in Gurgaon and Faridabad.

The intra-city buses in Gurgaon carry about one lakh passengers daily, covering 22,000 km and collecting Rs.4.5-5 lakh fare.

In the next four months, Gurgaon city bus fleet will get an additional 150 vehicles and out of these 50 would be air-conditioned, Kumar said.

The official said five super luxury Volvo buses would be added to the fleet of the existing 15 buses on the Gurgaon-Chandigarh route.

An inter-state bus terminal will also be constructed at Rajiv Chowk near the Delhi-Jaipur highway, he said.

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