Dearth of DTC buses leaves commuters in Ggn stranded
GURUGRAM: Already suffering from a massive shortage of public transportation systems, Gurugram's commuter now have to deal with reduced frequency of Delhi Transportation Corporation (DTC) buses.
There are around 300 DTC buses which travel to Gurugram bus stand each day from bus depots located in Delhi, namely Karol Bagh, Anand Vihar, Uttam Nagar and Badarpur.
However, sources say that the number of buses has reduced to less than 100. The reason for the reduction, they say, is the new transportation structure introduced by the Haryana government.
Officials, who wished to remain anonymous, state that since DTC buses ply on the same route as that of Delhi Metro, running these buses is not proving to be financially viable.
However, despite the presence of Metro, a large numbers of commuters continue to travel by buses
Moreover, the recent Metro fare hike resulted in several commuters again resorting to DTC buses for their daily travels.
The dearth of DTC buses have led commuters to rely on other forms of transportation, such Delhi Metro, Haryana Roadways buses and private cabs. However, Delhi Metro and Haryana Roadways buses do not cover a vast expense of the Millennium City, while most cabs in Gurugram ply illegally, jeopardises the security of travellers.
In order to improve the public transportation system of the city, Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority had proposed a plan to introduce over 500 buses for city service by December.
The deadline, however, has been extended to March next year.