Lucknow, Oct 29 (PTI) The Uttar Pradesh government Monday signed an agreement with its neighbouring state Uttarakhand to strengthen inter-state bus services.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said his government is committed to provide better transport facilities to the people of the state.

“Travelling since time immemorial has been a major reason for growth. Better mode of transportation makes commuting easy, helps economy and boosts cultural integration,” Adityanath said.

He said both the states share common tradition and heritage.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, present on the occasion, said “This agreement was possible because of the positive stand of the UP government”.

Adityanath also flagged-off UPSRTC’s 51 Prayagraj Kumbh Shuttle buses and three CNG buses that will run in the state.

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