Ludhiana City Bus service – Will it Help the Ludhianvis?
With increase in population of Ludhiana and infrastructural development, the city is growing at a tremendous rate . Stretching from Baddowal to Alamgir sahib ,Jalandhar byepass to Chandigarh road, the markets are expanding .
Malls, shopping complexes, Ghumar Mandi Market, Model Town , Chaura bazar are attracting people from far off places living at the outskirts of the city. In all, Ludhiana has shown drastic development in the last number of years.
One needs to travel alot to move from one market to another. The population is increasing manifold as against transport system. Because of this the auto richshaw walas are charging higher to travel a short distance.
Chunk of population in our city has to travel by richshaws, auto richshaws, private buses and even cabs. The transport owners have set routes and charge higher for the service provided by them.
Keeping all the above issues in the mind, the Ludhiana management took the decision to start with city AC bus service and the government city bus service started on dec 17, 2011 is proving out to be a great sigh of relief for a number of people.
A smile is seen on faces of people as the bus service is quite comfortable and affordable by the people. The charge of these buses is very nominal as compared to private transport in city.
Initially, the service was started with 10 buses. The need was felt to increase the number of routes and hence Dugri, Jammu Colony, Abdullah Basti are also to be covered in future . MC officials took this decision as against enquiries raised by people.