Extra buses during Diwali got UPSRTC 236cr

  • | Sunday | 3rd December, 2023

Lucknow: UPSRTC operated extra buses on select routes during Diwali and Chhath festivals for the convenience of passengers, earning a revenue of over Rs 236 crore. Last year, the revenue earned by the corporation during the Diwali and Chhath festivals was around Rs 167 crore.Minister of state for transport Dayashanker Singh said that extra buses were operated between a few select regions during November 10-20.As many as 16.8 lakh passengers boarded roadways buses during the period. An income of around Rs 402 lakh was collected from Lucknow region and over Rs 977 lakh from Ghaziabad region.We also published the following articles recentlyTamil Nadu auto sales rise 12% during festival periodTamil Nadu witnessed a significant increase of nearly 12% in auto retails during the 42-day festival period, according to the latest data from the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA). The total auto retails in Tamil Nadu reached 232,262 units, a rise from 207,739 units sold in the previous year. The data shows growth in two-wheeler sales by 10%, three-wheelers by 93.5%, cars and SUVs by 20.6%, and tractors by 19.5%. Nationally, the festive season saw a 19% surge in auto retails.IED recovered in Rajouri during search operationAn improvised explosive device was detected by security forces during a cordon-and-search operation in J&Ks Rajouri district and later destroyed in a controlled explosion. Based on a specific input about some suspicious movement, a joint cordon-and-search operation was launched by the Army and Rajouri Police in Topa, Hill Tak areas under the jurisdiction of Darhal police station and an IED was spotted. The explosive was destroyed on the spot.Mumbai: BEST deploys AC double decker e-buses on BKC routeMumbais BEST undertaking has deployed electric powered air-conditioned double decker buses on route number 310, which connects Kurla station (West) to Bandra station (East). This route primarily serves the financial district of Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), which has a daily footfall of 6.5 lakh people. A total of 10 double decker AC e-buses, provided by Switch mobility, have been deployed on this route. These buses can be charged in 1.5 to 3 hours and have a range of 250 km. BEST has already deployed similar buses in the CBD of South Mumbai.

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