People from Uttar Pradesh may soon get to enjoy Volvo Bus Services between the Agra Lucknow e-way as the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) is planning to launch new bus services comprising of ordinary and Volvo buses along the route. A total of 40 new buses, including 10 Volvo and 30 ordinary buses, may be used on the route after January 26, 2017.
Mohan LaL, Assistant Regional Manager (ARM), Agra Fort, in a report published in the Times of India, said the ticket prices of the new bus service would be lesser than other Volvos plying on the route.
An average amount of about INR 950 is charged from an individual travelling via Volvo currently. As per ARM the charges for a single way journey via the new Volvo bus service will be kept as low as INR 766, resulting in a profit of INR 210 for travellers. The fares for ordinary bus travel would also be kept around INR 70 lesser than the current rates.
Presently there are 9 buses, including three Volvo and six Shatabadis, operating between the Agra-Lucknow e-highway. These buses will continue to offer passenger transportation services with the new buses.
The Agra Lucknow highway and places between them fall among the most visited towns in India. Not only people from India, but foreigners also visit these places round the year. Incorporating new buses especially the Volvo ones, may help UP govt. boost tourism facilities in the state. Taj Mahal, Chota, Bada Imambara, along with many other famous historical places make up for the list of most visited places in the country.
A total of 13 Volvos and 46 ordinary buses will operate between Agra and Lucknow, once the new service gets flagged off.