Delhi To Get Only 40 New Buses By April

By: Rupina, 2016-03-15 09:30:00.0Category:  Awareness
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Even as the Delhi government gets ready to kick off the second phase of the odd-even campaign, it is scrambling to get more buses added to its fleet. The 1,000 buses that were to be added by April may not pan out as the Delhi transport minister had promised, but some buses are on the way. More than 800 buses will be added to the cluster fleet in the next six months. Around 40 non air-conditioned buses will be added in April itself. After the first phase of the odd-even experiment, transport minister Gopal Rai had promised addition of 3,000 buses to the public transport fleet. However, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) struggling to replenish its fleet, it's the bus cluster system that the Delhi government is betting on. According to officials, the cluster system will start inducting buses from April. While 40 non-AC, semi-low floor buses will be added into the system in April, another 120 are expected to be inducted next month. Over the next six months, 416 buses will be added in the non-AC fleet. A total of 431 air-conditioned buses will be added to the cluster system as well, said officials.For the AC buses, the prototype will be tested in April, with buses expected to be on roads by May-June.

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