Rohtak, November 10
The Rohtak Municipal Corporation’s plan to run CNG buses in the city to facilitate residents and check air pollution has failed to take off.
As of now, thousands of auto-rickshaws cater to the residents for local commute. Though the auto-rickshaws provide easily available and cost-effective travel, these pollute the air and cause traffic snarls too.
Plying of e-rickshaws in the recent past has come as an eco-friendly alternative, but their number is miniscule as compared to that of the auto-rickshaws. In the given circumstances, introduction of the CNG city buses could have been a welcome step, but the officials concerned concede it had hit a roadblock even before its launch.
“As of now, there is no proposal or project work in progress on the ground to operate CNG buses in Rohtak,” said Joginder Singh Rawal, General Manager, Haryana Roadways, Rohtak.
Mayor Manmohan Goyal said the contractor to whom the project had been assigned had failed to take it forward. “He has been served a notice for the cancellation of the contract. Fresh tendering process will now be started.” — TNS
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