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Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today asked the Haryana government to withdraw its decision of not plying buses on Punjab routes as it might cause “unnecessary” panic.
Fearing possible law and order problems after the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue on Thursday, the Haryana Transport Department had yesterday suspended services to several destinations in Punjab as a “precautionary measure”.
“There is no occasion for such a decision as people of Punjab and Haryana have been living and continue to live like brothers in atmosphere of complete brotherly love, respect and mutual faith. There is no tension anywhere to warrant such decision,” Badal said in a statement here.
Services were suspended after the Haryana Transport Department issued directions to all bus depots in the state to take necessary steps after assessing the situation for safety of their buses. Bus services remained suspended on several routes, including those to Ludhiana and Katra in Jammu and Kashmir.