Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand signed a pact in order to strengthen inter-state road transport and expanding the existing transport facilities between the two states.
Senior officials from both sides inked the memorandum of understanding (MoU) here in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his Uttarakhand counterpart Trivendra Singh Rawat.
On the occasion, Adityanath said his government was committed to strengthening and even expanding the existing transport facilities between the two states and pointed out how better facilities to move around strengthened the religious and cultural roots of a society.
After the signing of MoU between the two state governments, many places including Delhi-Rishikesh, Delhi-Dehradun, Delhi-Kotdwar, Delhi-Haldwani, Delhi-Haridwar, Mathura-Haridwar, Agra-Saharanpur-Dehradun, Agra-Meerut-Rishikesh, Moradabad-Haldwani, Moradabad-Haridwar-Saharanpur, Aligarh-Haldwani, Bareilly-Haridwar, Lucknow-Dehradun, Kanpur-Rishikesh, Bahraich-Rupadhiya-Haridwar, Varanasi-Lucknow-Bareily-Haridwar, Mathura-Haridwar, Delhi-Moradabad-Banbasa-Mahendranagar (Nepal) will now be directly connected with the bus service.
Under the pact, the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) would be allowed to ply buses on 216 routes and log 13,9071 km per day, while the Uttarakhand-owned buses would run 2,52,592 km daily on 335 routes.