Delhi govt may reduce bus fares by over 50 per cent
The Delhi government is mulling reducing fares of DTC and cluster buses (orange) by over 50 per cent to promote use of public transport and discourage people from using personal vehicles to bring down pollution. A decision on the issue will be announced by the government in next one or two days. The new fares are expected to come into effect from January, a senior official said. The government’s move comes a few days after LG Najeeb Jung had asked the AAP dispensation to work out the modalities of reducing fares of both AC and non-AC buses to promote use of public transport in the city. However, new fares will be enforced in both DTC and cluster buses, operated by DIMTS.