Plan for 1,000 new buses may get approval

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: The plan to introduce 1,000 low floor buses, mostly air-conditioned,is likely to soon be approved by the Delhi Cabinet.

Sources in the Delhi Government say that the proposal is going to be put before the cabinet in a meeting. State Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot had said that the Delhi government will float tenders for 1,000 low-floor, CNG-run buses by the end of November and about 80% of these will be air-conditioned.

Officials said the government would be paying Rs 3 lakh per bus to the private operator every month under the viability gap funding system.

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