Belagavi: Transport Minister H M Revanna launched 25 new long-route buses and also five new city bus routes at a programme held in Belagavi on Friday. The long route buses have been introduced in areas where the demand from passengers was more but the department found it difficult so far to cater to their needs. However, the buses in these routes have come as a great joy for passengers who were waiting desperately for it.

According to department, merely ₹20 will be charged to passengers travelling in the city bus from Peeranwadi to Sambra, which are in two extreme corners of Belagavi. Chairman of NWKRTC Sadanand Danganavar was present along with all top officials of Transport Department at the programme.