Patna City Bus Service
If you have lived in Delhi or Mumbai, then you know that public transport is the lifeline of these cities. People travel mostly by bus, metro or local train (in case of Mumbai).
Well, to be honest, I have never ridden a bus in Patna. I have taken autos and e-rickshaws. But, I never gathered the courage to step in the yellow, small, awkward-shaped, over-crowded bus that can be seen in the streets of Patna.
Bihar State Road Transport Corporation (BSRTC) recently started a lot of new buses. They are white in colour and are along the lines of the buses we see in metro cities. The buses cover almost all corner of Patna and around. It includes Rajendra Nagar, Kankarbagh, Shri Krishna Puri, Patliputra, Gandhi Maidan, Danapur, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna University, Patna Sahib, Saguna Mor, Hajipur, Manersharif, Bihta and Digha.
Convenient for students
The buses have a seating capacity of 32 people. In a normal bus, 65% of seats are reserved for women passengers. Though, they have also started an all women bus that caters to the girl students from Patna Women’s College and Magadh Mahila College. This bus service is very convenient for students. You can also find buses that pick passengers from the airport and take them to different parts of the city.
The fare of this new city buses varies between Rs 5 and Rs 15. The buses run at a good frequency which is at the interval of 15 minutes. It is a good initiative started by the Government of Bihar.
Use Public Transport
We, at Patna Diaries, will like to encourage you to take public transport. It will help in decreasing the number of vehicles on our city road that cause traffic jams. Public transport also helps in curbing pollution at some level.
Though I must confess, I still have not stepped in this new city bus. But, I have tried a couple of times, stood on the bus stop and waited for it. I am open to board this bus if I get a chance. And, I look forward to that experience.
Gustavo Petro has said,
A developed country isn’t a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation.
Have you tried the new city bus service? Do let us know in the comment section below.