Because of the long model of code of Conduct almost 300 buses of the HRTC (Himachal Road Transport Corporation) have been stacked just below the Jawahar Lal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission. They will remain out of the road until December 20th, as long as this model code of conduct will remain in effect.
Also, information is coming that applications have been submitted by HRTC so far getting permits for putting these buses on the road again with the new clusters in concerned. However, no official statement on the same has been made yet. At the same time, it is also true that no permits are being issued from the part of the State transport department. The main reason behind this is that the code of conduct model is still on the run. However, because of the such a step to suspend the buses from the road, the passengers are now facing a great difficulty in transportation. The maximum amount of commuters suffers are from the district of Kangra. However, it can hardly be said when the situation will change.
It has also come up during this week, another very important topic that has come up is that the fare of the JNURM buses is 25 percent more that the HRTC buses. The fare for the JNURM buses is quite normal, whereas the HRTC buses have decreased the price in order to get more passengers. However, this ply made by the HRTC buses is coming quite helpful now as passengers are being charged more by the private transporters. It is the time of their extra money.
Better day for the Private Transport:
With the admission of the situation, Ashok Tiwari, the HPRTC managing director Ashok Tiwari maintained that his organization had already contacted the transport department so that they offer special permission for route permits. However, as the situation is, the private buses are very likely to profit from it.