Officials announced that the Delhi government would soon take control of the fleet of electric buses owned by the DMRC, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to improve last-mile connectivity.
Recently, the Cabinet decided to take over 100 electric buses from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and operate additional 380 feeder buses in the Transport department for 2023.
The Delhi government released a statement saying that DMRC had been operating feeder electric buses in the east and north clusters from December 2019, starting at Shastri Park as well as Majlis Park depots. These buses will be operated by the Transport department via the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System.
“In addition to the operation of additional electric buses, six stations were identified – Welcome, Kohat Enclave, Nangloi, Mundka, Dwarka, and Rithala.
The DMRC will construct the depots at these locations. Transport will manage the feeder buses on an hourly basis. Operators will be paid according to the distance traveled each day.
Kailash Gahlot, Delhi Transport Minister, stated that “Under Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s leadership, the Delhi government is committed to making public transport more affordable and safer for its citizens.”
These new, smaller-sized electric feeder buses will increase last-mile connectivity by the people thanks to the positive response from the pilot Route Rationalisation Study.