Delhi: 32 low-floor AC buses on road now, fleet up to 6,793 | Delhi News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Transport minister Kailash Gahlot flagged off 32 low-floor, air-conditioned buses on Monday, taking the tally of Delhi’s public bus fleet to 6,793.
Gahlot said that since March 2020, Delhi government had inducted 452 BS-VI-compliant public transport buses, including the 32 flagged off on Monday. “Equipped with world-class latest technology, special care has been taken for the comfort, convenience and safety of the passengers in all these buses. We will continue to bring such new buses on the roads of Delhi,” he stated.

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Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot flagged off the new fleet of buses on Monday – TNN

Gahlot flagged the CNG-run buses from the Rajghat Cluster bus depot. Out of the total 6,793 public transport buses on Delhi’s road now, there are 3,760 buses in the fleet of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and the number of buses running under the Cluster Scheme reached 3,033 on Monday. Currently, Cluster buses are operated on 306 routes in Delhi and these 32 buses will be deployed on four additional routes— 993, 380, 390 and 244.
Total 1,000 CNG-run, air-conditioned buses are being inducted under the Cluster Scheme and the first lot of 100 buses were launched in February 2020.
Gahlot said the buses boasted of state-of-the-art technological features, including real-time passenger information systems, CCTV cameras, GPS, fire detection and suppression system, apart from being differently abled friendly.
He also said that the safety of female passengers had been ramped up and the buses would feature live video streaming in case of emergency, panic buttons, pink seats reserved for women and other modern facilities. If a female passenger feels any discomfort, she can press the panic button, the minister added.
Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor said that the state government had failed in providing a strong public transport system in the capital and said it should purchase 3,000 buses for DTC. He alleged that the scheme to procure buses for DTC has not worked out and the government is only bringing in a few private buses under the Cluster Scheme.

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