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Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is planning to reintroduce its once popular interstate bus services, which were discontinued almost a decade ago. Services to begin to cities witing 300km radius of Delhi.
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DTC had regular bus services to neighboring states like Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan etc. These were discontinued by 2010 as DTC’s fleet switched to CNG. Since CNG was not readily available in other states, it made long-distance travel almost impossible.
These buses connected the capital to cities like Jaipur, Chandigarh, Udaipur, Shimla, Haridwar, Dharamshala etc. However, the services started coming down from 2004 as DTC phased out its diesel buses. Unless they operated diesel buses, it was impossible to carry out interstate transport as CNG was not readily available in the neighboring states.
Unline 2010, CNG is now available in neighboring states. Although the number of filling stations is nowhere close to what we have in Delhi, it’s a start. So the corporation is beginning its services to cities within a 300km radius like Agra, Chandigarh etc.
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