On 2 Feb 2018, Haryana Chief Minister and UP Chief Minister signed a reciprocal transport agreement. In this agreement the people of Haryana and UP will get the direct bus service on 298 routes.
As per the old “inter-state agreement” signed between the two states in 1983, Haryana could operate buses only 10,362 km route in UP and UP buses will operate on only 8116 km route of Haryana.
According to the new agreement Haryana allow to operate 423 state buses on 66,420 km route in UP and UP to operate 522 roadways buses in Haryana covering a road length of 50,034 km.
Both the states will operate buses on 298 common routes. There are many people from UP who live and work in Gurugram and Faridabad, The direct bus service will benefit them more.
Since UP has also signed an inter-state bus operation agreement with Rajasthan, J-K and Uttrakhand, it will allow Haryana to operate buses to Haridwar-Hrishikesh via Meerut; Jammu and Kashmir via Saharanpur and also to Mathura and Vrindavan. It will promote tourism in UP.