Delhi govt approves five depots for parking new buses

Currently, the city has only 5,391 buses and the Delhi government in various court cases has often cited lack of land for parking new buses as the reason for not procuring them

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya:  Delhi government will open five depots by the end of this year to accommodate 895 new buses in a bid to increase its bus fleet in the national Capital . This project, is estimated to cost Rs.134 crore, and was approved by the government’s expenditure finance committee (EFC) on Wednesday in a meeting chaired by deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.

Move comes at a time when the Delhi government has to meet the target of augmenting its bus fleet to 10,000 by December this year. This target was notified under the comprehensive action plan to curb pollution in national capital region (NCR) by the Centre in January last month.

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