AAP govt seeks 500 acre land from DDA for parking 10,000 buses
Concerned over land crunch for bus depots, Delhi government has sought 500 acres of land from the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) for parking 10,000 buses in the national Capital.
According to a senior official, government does not have land for building bus depots due to which plan to buy 10,000 buses is getting delayed.
Transport minister Gopal Rai on Tuesday also held a meeting with the officials and discussed the land issue for bus depots for 1,000 cluster buses which will be procured by Delhi Integrated Multimodal Transit System (DIMTS).
“Government has written to DDA and asked it to provide 500 acre land to build bus depots for parking 10,000 buses which will improve bus service in the national Capital,” official said. Delhiites have been facing difficulties in commuting due to shortage of buses in the capital. The DTC and Delhi Integrated Multi-Model Transit System (DIMTS) are presently operating around 4,700 buses and 1,300 cluster buses (orange) respectively.
Rai said that government has identified land for parking 1,000 cluster buses which will be procured by the DIMTS. “We have identified land for bus depots for new 1,000 cluster buses across the national Capital. After four months, we will start receiving these vehicles,” Rai said. Delhiites have been facing difficulties in commuting due to shortage of buses in the capital. The DTC and DIMTS are presently operating around 4,700 buses and 1,300 cluster buses (orange) respectively. Government has also decided to buy 1,880 buses out of which, 1,380 are semi-low-floor buses and 500 are midi buses.