DTC to buy 1,000 semi-low floor buses

June 1st, 2009 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The government Monday gave the go ahead to Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to purchase 1,000 semi-low floor buses.
“The cabinet has given its nod for purchase of 1,000 semi-low floor buses to DTC to enable it to strengthen its city fleet. This is in addition to the earlier permission granted for purchase of 2,500 low-floor air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses,” Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit told reporters after the cabinet meeting.

“Low-floor and semi-low floor buses have same features except floor height from the ground,” she said.

Dikshit said semi-low floor buses would cater to the needs of increasing number of passengers and provide relief to them.

“The DTC has been asked to expedite purchase of these buses,” said an official statement.

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