Four new bus routes added to Ggn bus service
Gurugram: The Gurugram Metropolitan City Bus Limited (GMCBL) has come up with four new routes. These new routes of the city bus service Gurugaman was inaugurated by chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday. One of the new routes (number 119 ) of the city bus service will also cater to the residents of Faridabad as it will ply between IFFCO Chowk and NIT Faridabad. The areas which will be covered by this route include Baliyawas, Mangar, Pali zone, Sainik Colony, Masjid, RK Hospital, Metro Mor, Khushboo Chowk, Bristol Chowk, Sikanderpur metro station and MG Road. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe services from IFFCO Chowk will begin at 7:00 am and commence at 6:00 pm. Commuters will be able to complete the entire journey in one hour and fifteen minutes. From NIT Faridabad, the first bus will depart at 8:30am and the last bus is scheduled for 7.25pm. Similarly, another route will cover the distance between Gurugram bus stand and Palam Vihar. This route will include Sector 12 Chowk, CRPF Camp Chowk, Rajeev Nagar Chowk, Ashok Vihar 2 and 3, Park View Residency and Cosmos Executive Apartment, among others. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe duration of this route will be 30 minutes. The first bus will depart from the Gurugram Bus Stand at 7.45am and the last bus at 5:45 pm. From Palam Vihar, the last bus is scheduled for 6.20pm. Meanwhile, commuters will soon be able to take a bus service that will be a loop service between Rajiv Chowk, Huda City Centre and Rajiv Chowk. This route will ply through Medanta, sectors 40, 44, 46, Huda City Centre, Sector 31/40 Housing Board Colony, Jharsa, among others. The fourth bus route will cover the distance between IFFCO Chowk to Dundahera. Almost a year after its launch, on September 2018, the Gurugaman bus service hit a daily ridership of 50,000 last month. According to data shared by the Gurugram Metropolitan City Bus Limited, ridership on the service jumped 67% between May and July, going from about 30,000 passengers Presently, four important routes make up more than half of Gurugaman’s daily ridership — Route 212 (from Basai to Huda City Centre and back), Route 134 (from IFFCO Chowk to IMT Manesar), Route 112 (from Sector 56 to Gurugram Railway station) and Route 111 (from Huda City Centre to Bhondsi). In all, these have a daily average ridership of about 33,000 day to 50,000 per day.