New Delhi, Jul 11: The Delhi Cabinet on Thursday approved the procurement of 1000 CNG low floor buses by DTC.
The Cabinet meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in which decisions related to public transport and environment of Delhi were approved.
Under strict instructions from Mr Kejriwal, following is the schedule for bringing 4,000 new buses on Delhi roads to take the number of total fleet to around 9,500, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot announced after the cabinet meeting.
“Right now Delhi has around 5,500 buses plying on the roads (DTC & Cluster). The 1,000 Standard floor cluster buses will start coming from July itself and the full delivery would be completed by December this year,” Sisodia said.
“Tender for 1,000 electric buses has been done and will be opened on August 2. All the 1000 electric buses would be on Delhi roads by April 2020 staring from January 2020,” he said.
“Of the 1,000 low floor cluster buses which are to be added to the public transport fleet of Delhi, cabinet today approved the proposal to award of concession to the successful bidders for 650 buses. Work will be awarded in 15-days,” he said.
“The tender for the rest of the 350 buses will be opened on July 19. These 1,000 low floor cluster buses will start coming from December 2019 in batch of 165 every month and will be completed by April 2020,” the Deputy CM said.
“The Cabinet decisions taken today are a major boost for the public transport. With the decisions taken today and those taken earlier and in pipeline, Delhi will have 9,500 buses plying on the roads by May 2020; an addition of 4,000 buses in the current fleet of Delhi’s public transport. The first batch of the buses will start coming in July 2019 and it will continue till May 2020,” he said.
He further said, “The proposal for the procurement of 1,000 CNG low floor buses by DTC was also approved by the cabinet today. These 1,000 buses will come on Delhi roads between January and May 2020.” (UNI)