AAP Govt to roll-out 1,900 buses, including 500 midi buses

Facing huge shortage of buses, the Delhi government has decided to buy around 1,900 such vehicles, including 500 <g data-gr-id="31">midies</g>, in order to improve the bus service in the national Capital.

The Aam Aadmi Party government has prepared a proposal, which favours <g data-gr-id="32">to buy</g> 1,380 semi-low-floor buses and 500 midi buses which would be added to the Delhi Transport Corporation’s fleet, and the proposal is likely to be tabled in the next cabinet meeting.

Delhiites have been facing difficulties in commuting due to <g data-gr-id="30">shortage</g> of buses in the capital. The DTC and Delhi Integrated Multi-Model Transit System (<g data-gr-id="29">DIMTS</g>) are presently operating around 4,700 buses and 1,300 cluster buses (orange) respectively.

“There is <g data-gr-id="44">huge</g> shortage of buses in the capital. In view of this, <g data-gr-id="42">government</g> has prepared a proposal to buy 1,880 buses out of which, 1,380 are semi-low-floor buses and 500 are midi buses,” said a senior official.

A <g data-gr-id="21">midi bus</g> is a single-decker mini buses which are generally larger than a traditional minibus but smaller than a full-size single decker bus.

The official said that there are several routes, especially in rural areas, where commuters have to wait several hours for buses, adding that most new buses will be plied on such routes. This is for the first time that DTC would be adding midi buses to its fleet and if we compare the cost of midi buses to that of normal buses, the difference is not much. The number of seats is also almost same as smaller buses have 28-30 seats, the official said.

“We hope that after buying 1,880 buses, including 500 <g data-gr-id="28">midi</g> buses, people using bus service don’t have to face <g data-gr-id="37">problem</g> while commuting across the city,” he added.
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