Gahlot inspects hydraulic based standard-floor buses
NEW DELHI: The Delhi government started to launch hydraulic lifts based in 1,000 standard-floor buses under the cluster scheme on its own cost to make them accessible for differently-baled persons especially those on wheel chair.
Delhi Transport minister Kailash Gahlot on Monday inspected newly hydraulic bus near the Delhi Secretariat. Delhi Public Transport Revolution ensuring World class mobility for the masses being rolled out steadily. AAP government is ensuring greater ease of travel for all Delhiites.
The Supreme court, had earlier asked the government to explain, whether it intends to make these cluster buses friendly to differently-abled persons by fitting them with hydraulic lifts. The Pursuant to the said meeting, the government of NCT of Delhi is agreeable to have these mechanical lifts fitted on all the buses proposed to be acquired under the Cluster scheme by the L1 bidders," the Delhi government said through an affidavit.
It further said, "The mechanical lifts have been installed by the Vehicle Manufacturers as Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). The fitment of hydraulic lifts have been also envisaged under the harmonised guidelines issued by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India." The government said in the meeting it was decided that the cost of this additional fitment (hydraulic lifts) has been agreed to be borne by the government of Delhi in principle.