Chandigarh to procure 40 diesel AC buses for long routes

Chandigarh, November 22

The UT Transport Department, on one hand, claims to replace all diesel buses running on local routes with electric buses in the next few years, while on the other, it is hiring diesel buses for long routes.

The department has initiated the process for procurement of 40 diesel AC buses for inter-city operations.

An official of the department said bids had been invited for the purchase of 20 buses, while another 20 buses would be hired on the basis of km scheme for a period of 10 years.