Public transport services may resume soon, though no timeline indicated
By M4G Bureau - May 07, 2020
Resumption of bus, cab services will help prop up roadside media business
Union Road Transport, Highways and MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari’s assurance that public transport services may resume operations soon is a ray of hope for the ailing OOH business that is currently at a stand-still in the lockdown situation. The minister reportedly made this statement while addressing the Bus and Car Operators Confederation of India through video-conference on May 6. However, no probable timeline for the resumption of public transport services was indicated.
He also informed that the ministry is looking at ways to step up private investments in public transport systems, and also pointed to the need for improving the build of bus bodies, such that they last up to 15 years, unlike 5-7 years that is the case now.