DTC likely to run buses under cluster scheme
Aiming at tackling ‘huge shortage’ of buses in the national Capital, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is likely to run buses under the cluster scheme on the lines of the Delhi Integrated Multi-Model Transit System (DIMTS), which currently operates orange buses.
Transport Minister Gopal Rai said the DTC had prepared a proposal to run buses to be owned by corporate entities and the government would soon take a decision in this regard. According to a senior government official, there are over 20,000 registered buses in the Capital, of which around only 6,000, including DTC’s 4,555 buses and around 1,500 orange buses, are involved in ferrying passengers and the rest are plying under contract carriage.
“If DTC runs buses under cluster scheme, it will increase the numbers of buses. The government is exploring the possibility of running buses under cluster scheme to meet shortage of buses in the national capital. "Under the scheme, we will approach corporate entities who will run their buses, but to be operated by the DTC," Rai said.