In a bid to improve the public transport system here, the Centre has sanctioned 50 buses for the city under its Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) Scheme.

The Patiala Municipal Corporation (MC) will launch the bus service and has identified 5 acre land near Ghalori Gate for setting up a bus depot. Though the MC had sought Rs 7 crore for setting up the depot, the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee approved Rs 3 crore.