Passes will be valid in DTC's AC buses too: CM to DU students
NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that student passes will be made valid in all Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses, including AC buses, and asked the Transport Department to ensure this was implemented. The announcement came after a group of Delhi University students met the Chief Minister, seeking concessions in DTC buses for students and a rollback of the fare hike in Delhi Metro.
The students marched from Civil Lines Metro station to Kejriwal's residence and presented him a list of demands, including permission for student bus passes to be applicable in DTC's air-conditioned buses. "On Metro, the Chief Minister said it was not in his power to reduce the fare hike. But he supported our concerns for a fare hike reversal," Neeraj Kumar, one of the students at the march. Delhi Transport Commissioner Varsha Joshi, however, said that she was yet to get an official order on validating student passes in air-conditiond buses.
A network of University-Special and Women-Special buses ferrying students from all corners of the city to the campus was one of the demands put before Kejriwal.
According to the students, Kejriwal told them that his government was in the process of arranging 2,000 more buses and as soon as that was done – in about six months – he would arrange for University-Specials and Women-Specials.