Delhi to get 3,125 new buses

August 25th, 2008 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Delhi cabinet Monday gave its nod for purchase of 1,250 low-floor CNG AC buses and 1,875 CNG low-floor non-AC buses and directed the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to initiate negotiations for acquiring these buses.The decision has been taken so as to augment intra-service bus fleet of the DTC.

The cabinet also gave a green signal for re-development of DTC depots and terminals as per the recommendation of the Master Plan 2021.

“The depots would be re-developed to facilitate construction of multi-storeyed parking facility for buses and commercial development. It would reduce the DTC’s dependence on government and would also help the corporation to take up further improvement in the city transport and passenger amenities without any support from the government,” said a Delhi government spokesperson.

The process of re-development would be initiated from Vasant Vihar depot.

The cabinet also approved creation of 1,040 posts including 160 posts of officers of Delhi Judicial Service and other posts of ancillary staff in different scales for Dwarka and Saket district courts with an aim to overcome the problem of pendency and smooth functioning of judicial system.

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