BCLL buses to be notified as urban buses, says Chouhan

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that BCLL buses would be notified under the category of urban bus operation for the movement of residents, workers and students of areas up to a radius of 25 km outside the Bhopal Municipal Corporation limits. With this, residents of outlying areas like Kanha Saiyya, Hinotia Bangarasia, Ratibad, Bilkisganj, Bagroda, Sukhi Sewaniya, Phanda and Parwalia will be benefitted by the city bus service at concessional rates. Affordable and safe travel facilities will be available to students, laborers and rural brothers and sisters. Similar arrangements will be made in Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior and Ujjain.

Chouhan made a virtual inauguration by flagging off the operation of 50 new Midi buses on the urban routes of Bhopal. Chouhan also inaugurated the Ahmedpur Pure Water Pump House built at a cost of Rs. 6.50 crore. Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang, Principal Secretary Urban Development Manish Singh and other officers were present in the program organized at the residence.

Chouhan said that every sister and brother should get pure drinking water in Bhopal, it is our top priority. With the 45 MLD capacity pump house dedicated in Ahmedpur today, 24 high level tanks, high level tanks of private colonies and pump wells will be filled. About 300 km of pipeline has been laid in the command area of the pump. This will end the water crisis of 3 lakh population. Water is supplied to Bhopal from Narmada, Kolar, Upper Lake and Kerwa. Our main objective is to provide Narmada ji’s water in Bhopal in a better way and necessary arrangements are being made for this continuously.

The Chief Minister said that better buses have been arranged to provide transport facilities in Bhopal. Transport of buses is very essential for common citizens. Various arrangements have been made in the 50 buses that started today for a safe and comfortable journey.

There are arrangements like GPS system, panic button, CCTV camera, online monitoring. With this, the arrangement of panic button is special for the safety of sisters and daughters. 1100 new buses will be operated in the state. 300 buses will be provided to Bhopal and remaining buses will be made available to Jabalpur, Indore and Gwalior.