Cabinet clears purchase of 1,100 DTC buses
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With the Delhi Cabinet clearing the way for the purchase of 1,100 standard-floor CNG buses, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) will start the process of replacing obsolete vehicles in its fleet. The new buses will cost the Delhi government around Rs 330 crore and will be purchased through a global tender.
Following a meeting of the Delhi Cabinet on Monday, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said the government was taking steps to improve public transport in the city. "There is an urgent need to replace 1,886 standard-floor buses, which have completed their prescribed life for economic run," Dikshit said.
She said the plying of such buses was causing loss to DTC and affecting its image.
The buses will be purchased with maintenance for 7,50,000 km or 12 years of operations, whichever is later. "The buses will be purchased through a global tender. In the DTC fleet of 5,667 buses, 3,781 are low-floor variants while the remaining 1,886 are obsolete and hence not dependable," Dikshit said.
She said the new non-AC buses would be purchased at the earliest.
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