In a bid to ensure last-mile connectivity, the Gurugram Metropolitan City Bus Limited (GMCBL) has said it is offering rides at six key routes as the city has entered its unlock phase.

Since the lockdown phase, the residents of Gurugram have been finding it difficult to commute and even after months, the situation for them is yet to return to normalcy as key transportation services like Delhi and Rapid Metro remain suspended.

Sonal Goel, CEO of GMCBL said that buses are available at the frequency of 10-15 minutes covering some of the key locations like Gurugram bus stand, Hero Honda Chowk, Sikandarpur, Iffco Chowk, Maneser, Basai Chowk, Sohna, Railway station, Rajesh Pilot Chowk and others.

“Social distancing of passengers in the GMCBL buses is a top priority of the bus crew apart from sanitisation and other norms that abide by disaster management guidelines. We have installed foot-operating sanitisers for passengers to avoid minimum human contacts,” Goel said.

Apart from the regular passengers, the medical staff of hospitals – Civil Hospital, Sector 10, and ESIC Hospital are also moving around in the buses. “We are sending four busses at regular intervals to provide a hassle-free ride to medical and para-medical staff of these two hospitals,” Goel said.