The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) today decided to run 20 more new air-conditioned buses under its under ‘destination bus services’ in the national capital. At present, 20 AC low-floor buses ply non-stop between residential localities in the suburbs and office areas to provide comfortable and seamless travel experience to office- goers. The destination service had been introduced by the DTC on May 1 after the National Green Tribunal had ordered the Delhi government to start destination bus services to reduce dependence on private vehicles, to control air pollution.
“DTC has decided to run 20 new AC buses under its destination bus services. The move is intended to provide seamless travel experience to commuters,” an official said. These buses leave residential areas between 8 AM and 8.50 AM and make the return journey around 6 PM.
This is not for the first time the DTC has introduced such non-stop bus service in the city. Around 20 years ago, the state agency had started ‘Point-to-Point Bus Service’, but the service had to be stopped due to poor response from passengers.