New Delhi, Jan 14 (MNN) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Fridy flagged off 100 new low-floor air-conditioned CNG buses to take the fleet strength to 6,900.
The addition of these 100 CNG buses to public transport will give a historic push to transport infrastructure, the government claimed.
The flagging-off ceremony was held at the Rajghat Cluster Bus Depot in the presence of Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot.
The new buses will serve nine major cluster routes through route numbers 892, 567, 926, 219, 964, 849, 940, 962 and Airport Express 08
“We are dedicating 100 new AC low-floor buses to the people of Delhi from today itself. The buses will be stationed at new bus depot in Ghumanhera to serve rural routes majorly. Nearly 6,900 buses on Delhi roads are the highest ever achieved by the Transport Department. Prior to this, around 6,000 buses were in use during the Commonwealth Games.”
He said that the Delhi Government is committed towards taking the bus transport system and its frequency to the highest standards to aid public mobility.
More CNG and electric buses will be added to the fleet on a large scale soon, Kejriwal said.
The new buses are Bharat Stage-VI emission standard compliant; equipped with heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system; bus kneeling with foldable ramp for differently-abled person; step-less boarding and alighting of passengers; fully ITS-enabled with CCTVs (panic buttons with hooter) for women safety; five video streaming in case of emergency; two-way communication with control room; GPS units for live tracking of bus; full automatic transmission with rear engine; disc brakes; and fire detection and suppression system,