DTC to purchase new buses
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.