107 low floor buses flagged off in Delhi

October 4th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Sunday flagged off 107 low-floor buses, including 30 air conditioned ones, in the capital. With these, the total number of low-floor buses plying on the roads of the capital has gone up to 763.
Garlanded and flashing words of welcome for the upcoming Commonwealth Games next year, the buses were lined up near India Gate where the chief minister flagged them off and took a ride in one of the cherry red coloured air conditioned buses.

“With the commissioning of 3,500 low-floor buses by March 2010, much before commencement of the Commonwealth Games, Delhi will become the city with highest number of CNG low-floor buses,” Dikshit said.

“It will also help in providing a reliable, modern and secure public transport in the capital city as well as change the entire scenario of the public transport system,” she added.

The entire fleet of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses constitute 3,559 buses, including 631 non-AC and 25 AC low-floor CNG buses and 2,903 standard floor buses.

Dikshit also said that some of these buses could be used for visitors to show them around Delhi.

Delhi Transport Minister Aravinder Singh Lovely added that a special training programme is going on to give DTC drivers tips on etiquette.

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