DTC to pur­chase new buses

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Delhi Trans­port Cor­po­ra­tion (DTC) will pro­cure 1000 new stan­dard floor non-AC buses claim in­dus­try sources. A de­ci­sion to this ef­fect was taken at a re­cent DTC board meet­ing, they add. With the main­tainance of these buses ex­pected to be un­der­taken by DTC it­self, the de­ci­sion to pur­chase new buses comes af­ter a span of two to three years. The new buses are ex­pected to strengthen the pub­lic trans­port sys­tem of In­dia’s cap­i­tal city, and will be­gin ar­riv­ing be­fore the end of the cur­rent fi­nan­cial year. In other news, all DTC buses will be soon fit­ted with CCTVs and panic but­tons. They are claimed to num­ber 6350. Ten­ders for fit­ting the CCTVs and panic but­tons are ex­pected to be is­sued as the de­ci­sion to in­stall CCTVs and panic but­tons is said to have been ap­proved by Delhi chief min­is­ter Arvind Ke­jri­wal. The Nirb­haya Fund pro­vided by the cen­tral gov­ern­ment will be used to drive the project, which is es­ti­mated to cost around Rs.140 crore. Each bus will have three such cam­eras, and the in­stal­la­tion and main­te­nance of cam­eras will be for five years. A screen shall be pro­vided on each bus to tele­cast the out­put from each of the three cam­eras. DTC had ear­lier in­stalled 200 CCTV cam­eras on a pi­lot ba­sis on some of its buses.

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