North India Kaleidoscope Bureau
The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways plans to set up a bus port on the pattern of an airport in Sonipat district of Haryana to bring about a revolution in the country’s transport system.
Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and services, the bus port would be constructed jointly by the Haryana Government and the National Highway Authority of India under private-public partnership in Chauhan Joshi village of Sonipat district.
Disclosing this here, Rajiv Jain, Media Advisor to the Chief Minister, said a meeting was held in this regard under the chairmanship of NHAI Chairman Yudhvir Singh Malik. The Additional Chief Secretary, Transport Dhanpat Singh, and Deputy Commissioner, Sonipat Vinay Singh, also attended the meeting.
Mr.Jain said Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari had planned this innovative scheme to provide better transport facility to the general public.
The officers have identified Chauhan Joshi as appropriate place as it falls on NH-1 and would relieve traffic congestion at the inter-state bus stand at Kashmiri Gate, New Delhi. In view of important projects like Metro on GT road and Railway Orbital Corridor till Panipat, Chauhan Joshi has been chosen to develop bus port.