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Agreement reached between transport corporations of UP and U’khand

The wait by both the States for the last 18 years has come to an end with the agreement: Chief Minister

After a long delay of 18 years, the Governments of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand have arrived at an agreement involving their transport corporations on Monday. A memorandum of understanding ( MoU) was signed by UP principal secretary Transport Aradhana Shukla and Uttarakhand secretary transport Shailesh Bagoli at the residence of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The CMs of both the States were present on the occasion. Under the agreement reached, the buses of UP Transport Corporation would ply on 216 routes covering a distance of 1.39 lakh kilometers in Uttarakhand while the buses of Uttarakhand would run on 335 routes covering a distance of 2.52 lakh kilometers daily in Uttar Pradesh. It is worth mentioning here that as of now, the operation of buses between the two states in each other’s territory is being done on a temporary permit basis. After the expiry of the permit period, the buses of each other are stopped randomly by the authorities, something which results in extreme inconvenience to the passengers. After the agreement, the temporary permit system would cease to exist and the buses would operate on the basis of agreement reached. Speaking on the occasion, Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat said that the wait by both the States for the last 18 years has come to an end with the agreement. He said with the inking of the agreement, the people of both the states will get better transport facilities and all pending disputes will get solved soon. He added that the State Governments of both the states are striving to solve the longstanding problems. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that with the signing of transport agreement, the bus services between the two states will increase. He said that the people of both the states share a common heritage and claimed that the relationship between the two states will be further strengthened in the coming days. The UP transport Minister Swatantra Dev Singh and his Uttarakhand counterpart  Yashpal Arya were also present on the occasion. read more posts… Tuesday, 30 October 2018 | PNS | Dehradun–

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