Delhi: 80 new CNG buses ran on the roads, Transport Minister said this regarding auto-taxi fares

New buses will run on these routes
The routes on which these buses are going to run will be from Kamaruddin Nagar Terminal to Sarai Kale Khan, B Block Mangolpuri to Old Delhi Railway Station, Syed Nangloi Old Delhi to Railway Station, Mehrauli to Mayur Vihar Phase-3, Tikri Border to Delhi Secretariat, West Enclave to Shivaji Stadium, Dhaula Kuan to Bhati Mines, Mangolpuri B Block to R Block New Rajinder Nagar, Mangolpuri Q Block to Safdarjung Terminal. After joining the fleet of these 80 new AC CNG buses, the number of government buses in Delhi has reached 7081. 

Transport Minister gave information
On this occasion, Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot said that Delhi’s public transport fleet had crossed the 7000 mark in the last days. Which has now become 7081. The Transport Minister said that in the coming few days, 60 electric buses will also be launched on the roads. Their registration and integration work is going on right now. After this it will be flagged off by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. At the same time, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted and said that congratulations to the people of Delhi.  Today 80 low-floor AC buses were added to the fleet of public buses. We are continuously strengthening the bus network of Delhi. Will fulfill all the promises made to the people of Delhi.

Earlier, in the month of March, the Kejriwal government had introduced 100 low-floor AC CNG buses on the roads of Delhi. These buses were flagged off by Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot from Rajghat Bus Depot and the figure of Delhi’s public bus fleet had crossed 7 thousand. At the same time, the Delhi government has planned to induct an additional 1000 e-buses in the DTC fleet and 240 e-buses in the cluster fleet after the removal of the old buses from the fleet.

What will be special in AC low floor CNG buses
Ramp nilling facility for PwDs, pink seats for women, panic buttons, live video streaming in case of emergency , CCTV and GPS with two way communication system for centralized command and control centre, CNG bus is fully BS-VI compliant.

Bus depot is also being prepared
Delhi government has given tender for induction of additional 350 AC CNG low floor buses during the financial year 2021-2022. Electric bus depots for 330 electric buses have been developed under the cluster scheme at Rohini Sector-37 (140 buses), Burari (190 buses). The tender process for induction of 330 AC electric buses is in the pipeline. The process of developing an additional electric bus depot for 200 buses in Burari Phase-II, 250 buses in Dwarka Sector-22 and 240 buses in Narela is underway to induct additional 690 AC electric low floor buses under the cluster scheme.

auto-taxi union protest on CNG price hike
While the increase in CNG prices, auto-taxi unions in Delhi have been continuously protesting against the central government and the Delhi government. are doing. In fact, these auto-taxi unions have demanded that after the increase in the price of CNG, the government should either increase their fare or give subsidy on fuel, so that they do not have to bear the burden of inflation, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot was asked on this. When he went, he said that not only CNG, the price of everything has increased, steel, gas have increased for everyone, no one talks about it in the whole country, today we have called auto and taxi drivers for a meeting, if they are on their side. If there is a demand to increase the rent, then we will constitute a committee and examine it. However, on this he also clarified that the DTC fare will not be increased. Gehlot said that the central government has the right to reduce the price of CNG, petrol, diesel, the auto fare was increased only two years ago, if they demand again today, then the committee will start the process of examination. 

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