(TibetanReview.net, Jul23, 2016) – The Transport Minister of Himachal Pradesh has warned commuters to avoid the about a dozen bus services being run illegally by private entities between Dharamshala and Delhi, reported thehindu.com Jul 21. The minister, Mr GS Bali, has added that the Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC), the state passenger road transport service provider, will soon add five new Volvo buses to the Dharamshala-Delhi-Dharamshala route to help the commuters avoid these private buses.
Mr Bali has said his department had warned the owners of the private buses on several occasions and that authorities had now been asked to impound these buses.
“Before taking action, I would like to warn passengers travelling in these buses not to do so. Otherwise, they too will have to suffer,” Mr Bali was quoted as saying.
The report noted that the HRTC was currently running three Volvo buses on the route.
Dharamshala has seen a huge surge in visitors in recent years and inter-state mass transport services have been woefully inadequate, forcing people to rely on private operators to meet their travel needs.