Bi­har lo­cals in city start bus ser­vice

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LAKHS of poor­van­chalis re­sid­ing in Ki­rari assem­bly con­stituency in Delhi have found a unique way to help them­selves com­mute to Bi­har. The res­i­dents of the lo­cal­ity have started a bus ser­vice Ki­rari to re­mote parts of Bi­har, end­ing at the Nepal border. The bus ser­vice was flagged off by BJP leader Pratyush Kanth on Thurs­day.

The res­i­dents said they have been chasing Delhi chief min­is­ter Arvind Ke­jri­wal and se­nior lead­ers of his party for three years de­mand­ing the bus ser­vice but in vain.

“Af­ter get­ting no re­sponse from the Delhi gov­ern­ment, peo­ple have fi­nally helped them­selves by start­ing the bus ser­vice from Ki­rari to Bi­har,” Kanth said.

The peo­ple had been de­mand­ing the bus ser­vice given ex­ces­sive rush in trains bound to Bi­har. The sit­u­a­tion wors­ens dur­ing sum­mer va­ca­tions and fes­ti­val sea­son when they even fail to find a wait­listed ticket in these trains.

The 55-seater bus will take nearly 22 hours to com­plete the jour­ney. There will be two driv­ers in the bus through­out the travel. The bus will ini­tially op­er­ate its ser­vices to Bi­har twice a week and it is soon to be­come a daily ser­vice.

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