Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today jointly flagged off the bus service to Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport, New Delhi from the city.

 “This is a historic occasion when the Punjab government has fulfilled its promise with the people by ending monopoly of the private transporters and introducing cheap and luxury travel to IGI airport in merely Rs 1170 thereby stopping loot of people”, said the Chief Minister while addressing the gathering.

The Chief Minister said that daily seven Volvo buses will ply from Jalandhar bus stand to Delhi airport. Likewise, he said that similar buses will also move from Amritsar, Pathankot, Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Patiala and even from Chandigarh daily to the airport for facilitating the passengers. Bhagwant Mann said that with the plying of these buses the passengers will get a comfortable, luxurious and cheap travel to airport at a meagre price. 

The Chief Minister said that passengers desirous of going to airport can get the online booking done prior to three months of travel whereas the tickets can be booked at the counters of bus stand six months ahead of the journey. Bhagwant Mann said that his government has got the mandate of people to serve the state by eliminating mafia. He said that will the rolling of these buses now transport mafia will also be a thing of past.

The Chief Minister bemoaned that for decades only private transporters had run their buses on this route and looted the people by charging impulsively. Squarely blaming the successive Congress and Akali governments for not plying government buses to airport, he said that vested interests of these leaders prohibited them from doing so.

The Delhi Chief Minister said that it was a significant day for Punjab as the Volvo buses started departing to IGI Airport. He said that this facility would be smoother and beneficial especially for the Punjabi Diaspora. He said that the AAP‘s Government is an honest one, which has been working in a transparent manner thus paving a way for implementation of pro-people initiatives.

The Delhi Chief Minister said that AAP Government had strongly and squarely hit the corruption in the state to wipe out this menace for the welfare of people.