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Govt buses to ply on 3 new routes across Srinagar city from Monday

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Srinagar: The Transport Department is all set to begin the trial run of buses on three new routes from Monday and has sought feedback from the public.

Under the route integration plan, the integrated bus service on three new routes shall cover the city’s major areas, an official press release informed.

It said on Route 1, from Parimpora Bus Stand to Harwan, the bus will cover all routes leading through Budshah Chowk flyover via MA Road, Dalgate, Nehru Park, Nishat, and Shalimar, and finally to Harwan.

For Route 2 from Budgam to Hazratbal, the bus will cover Humhama, Rambagh, LD, Rajbagh, TRC, Dalgate, Rainawari, and finally to Hazratbal. 

Route 3, starting from Pantha Chowk Bus Stand, will travel through Sonwar, TRC via  MA Road, Budshah Chowk Flyover, Karan Nagar, Safakadal, Eidgah to Soura via Dr Ali Jan and return via the same route to its starting point.

During the trial run on these routes, 40 to 45 buses of 25 to 32-seat capacity will be deployed and the buses will run after a gap of 15 minutes. The number of routes, number of buses on the routes, and timing shall be improved based on the success of the trial run, the press release said.

Initially, the bus service on each route shall commence at 8 in the morning. Seats will be reserved for women, senior citizens, and physically-challenged persons in these buses, the press release said.

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