Government Launches India’S First Amphibious Bus Project in Punjab (Download PDF)

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The first water cruiser bus of Punjab has launched by the Deputy Chief Minister of the state Sukhbir Singh Badal at Harike Pattan Lake in Ferozepur. Punjab gets its first Water Bus to attract tourists. The amphibious vehicle can run on both water and land.

The amphibious vehicle

The Amphibious Vehicle

The amphibious vehicle

About Bus Project

  • The first of its kind amphibious bus in India was imported from Swedish automobile company Scania.
  • The project has cost the state government over Rs 11 crore.
  • It has a seating capacity of 34 people and is equipped with life-jackets for everyone.
  • The route of bus includes a 13 km ride from Amritsar to Harike wetlands.
  • It will then traverse 4km on water.
  • It covers the distance in 45 minutes.
  • Project has cost the state government over Rs 11 crore.
  • Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal launched the bus and took the inaugural ride with officials and media.
  • The bus will be run by the Punjab Tourism department and tourists coming to the wetland.

About Amphibious Vehicle

  • An amphibious vehicle (or simply amphibian), is a vehicle that is a means of transport.
  • Viable on land as well as on water.
  • Vehicles include amphibious bicycles, ATVs, cars, buses, trucks, military vehicles, and hovercraft.
  • Classic landing craft are not amphibious vehicles as they do not offer any real land transportation at all.
About Amphibious vehicle

About Amphibious Vehicle

About Amphibious vehicle

About Sukhbir Singh Badal

  • Born: July 9, 1962 (age 54), Faridkot, Punjab.
  • Party: Shiromani Akali Dal
  • He is an Indian politician.
  • Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab since 2009.
  • He is also the president of Sikh political party Shiromani Akali Dal.
  • He is the son of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
  • Completed M.B.A from California State University, Los Angeles in the United States.
Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal

Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal

Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal

Location of Ferozepur

Location of Ferozepur

Location of Ferozepur

- Published/Last Modified on: December 12, 2016

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