New Delhi, Nov 27, 2020: The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) Board today approved the proposal to procure 1250 BS-VI compliantly, Air-Conditioned fully built CNG propelled Low Floor buses. The decision was taken in the Board meeting of DTC chaired by Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot.
This BS-VI complaint Air-Conditioned buses would be equipped with State-of-the-Art facilities like Real-Time Passenger Information System, CCTVs, Panic Buttons, GPS and other facilities, along with being differently-abled friendly. Bharat Stage (BS) standards are emission standards that regulate the output of air pollutants from motor vehicles.
Currently, DTC runs 3762 buses, and both DTC and Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) together operate a current fleet of 6601 buses in Delhi. In the last 2 years, 1681 new buses had been added to Delhi’s bus fleet. The induction of the Low floor AC buses by DTC will begin after it receives approval of the Council of Ministers. With the induction of these 1250 buses, the total fleet size in Delhi would reach an all-time high of 7,851 buses.
The Transport Minister in a statement said “Under the dynamic leadership of Hon’ble CM Sh. Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Government is committed to augmenting its public transport system, while ensuring that we reduce environmental pollution. As another landmark decision to this effect, the DTC board today approved the proposal to engage 1250 Low Floor AC CNG buses, compliant to BS-VI emission norms.”
By Lipakshi Seedhar.