Road transport corporation starts disinfecting buses

Tribune News Service Patiala, March 18 In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) has adopted the practice of cleaning all its buses, exhaustively, at depots — before putting them into passenger services, everyday.

KK Sharma, Chairman, PRTC, said the PRTC had put special emphasis on cleaning and sanitising surfaces of multiple-use such as hand railings, bus doors and passenger seats — where hands come in direct contact during the travel. He added that following the directions from the state government, the PRTC had already started a drive to disinfect all the buses on a regular basis. KK Sharma, said, “We have, already, started the process to disinfect our buses, on a regular basis, to curb the spread of the virus.

Apart from this, we are also taking special care of the cleanliness at bus stands.” It is pertinent to mention that lakhs of people everyday travel in over 1125 PRTC buses across Punjab and other states as well. KK Sharma claimed, PRTC employees were also being sensitised about the impact of coronavirus.

He said more precautionary steps would also be taken in future, if the emergency arises.

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