Belgaum is set to get 60 new buses out of which 10 will be AC premium buses for city transport. The rest 50 would be semi low floor buses. The said buses are being alloted under the JnNNURM program for each state.
The 50 buses would be standard Non AC diesel buses and 10 would be Premium Diesel AC buses.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently approved sanctioning of 10,000 buses under the flagship programme to various states.
As many as 22 cities in Karnataka are likely to benefit most as the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved funding of 10,000 buses under JnNURM.
The funding for procurement of buses in cities and towns across India was approved on Tuesday and the total approximate project cost is Rs 6,300 crore and the total estimated additional Central assistance is Rs 4,450 crore.
The same have been sanctioned and hence in a few months time the same would be procured by KSRTC and handed over to NWKRTC.
Hubli-Dharwad got 250 new buses.
With inputs from Akash Patil.