Centre focuses on encouraging public transport; asks states, UTs to set up modern bus terminals equipped with host of facilities

The Central government has directed all states and Union territories to develop one modern bus port - modern bus stands equipped with a host of facilities. In its effort to encourage public transport, the Centre has said that the new terminals can serve as a model, for which it will provide viability gap funding. The development comes at a time when the government's focus is to boost public transport to curb vehicular pollution as well as spurt in vehicle production.

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