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Delhi CM Kejriwal Directs Transport Dept to Prepare Plan to Procure

Published: 12th June 2015 10:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th June 2015 10:53 PM   |  A+A-

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a gathering after launching an anti-corruption helpline in New Delhi, India, Sunday, April 5, 2015. (AP Photo)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today directed transport department to prepare a detailed plan to procure 10,000 new buses to improve public bus service in the national capital.

The Delhi Chief Minister today held a meeting with transport minister Gopal Rai to improve public transport system.

"In the meeting, the CM has directed transport department to prepare a detailed plan to buy 10,000 new buses and which types of buses the government should buy," said a senior government official.

According to department officials, there was a dire need to construct bus depots in the city as government has planned to procure new buses.

Government recently also asked the Delhi Development Authority to provide land for depots so that new buses could be parked there.

There is a requirement for 11,000 buses in Delhi with DTC and DIMTS mandated to run 5,500 buses. However, while DTC at present operates 4,700 buses, DIMTS runs around 1,300 of them.

Apart from it, issue of controversial Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) was discussed in today's meeting.

However, sources said that the decision to scrap the BRT will soon be taken in a cabinet meeting.



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