CCTV cameras, Wi-Fi, common travel card for DTC buses and Delhi Metro, premium buses and e-ticketing machines on buses are some of the initiatives planned by the AAP government for implementation this year.
Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai said that a common mobility card will be introduced this year which passengers can use to travel on both the Metro and DTC buses. The minister added that to execute the project, Delhi government will first buy 3,775 e-ticketing machines (ETMs).
A senior official said the government will buy around 500 midibuses to ensure last-mile connectivity in areas with poor public transport facilities.
The official also said that CCTV cameras and Wi-Fi will be installed on the buses of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) this year and tenders will be floated soon for the same.
As per the government’s plan, 1,000 buses to be run under cluster system will hit the roads from April-May while 1,000 air-conditioned low-floor buses will start plying from August.
“Under premium bus service, we will run 1,000 buses by the end of this year. These buses will have AC, water, magazine, marshals, Wi-Fi and other facilities,” the official added.