The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) has made a decision to temporarily suspend all its operations to New Delhi with immediate effect. However, the suspension of services and congestion of other alternate routes will cause inconvenience for passengers from regions close to the national capital.
According to the UPSRTC official spokesman, all pre-bookings of AC buses to the national capital have also been cancelled, and UPSRTC will refund the fare. The UPSRTC officials further informed the bus services will resume once the protest ends. The Uttar Pradesh state transport corporation runs at least 60 buses daily to and fro from Agra to Delhi. It had to suspend its services following feedback from the bus drivers.
According to UPSRTC regional manager Manoj Kumar, more risk involved in operating buses to Delhi now. "We do not want the passengers to be affected as the main routes along with the alternate ones to Delhi have been blocked," he said. Passengers felt inconvenient over the suspension of the bus services during the ongoing wedding season. "We are taking private taxis to reach Delhi and they have spiked their rates exorbitantly. The daily commuters to Agra are also facing problems".