Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicBuses

Topic: Buses

From 6,342 buses to 3,910 in 12 yrs, Delhi commuters suffer with old fleet, depleting further

By 2025, 83 per cent of the DTC bus fleet will be phased out upon completion of their operational life. Transport minister Kailash Gahlot hopeful of reviving the corporation

As Covid deaths spike in second wave, Nagpur again turns city buses into hearses

Nagpur has registered the most Covid deaths of any district in worst-hit state of Maharashtra, and recorded 60 on 1 April — the highest in the second wave.

Indian Oil plans for a clean future with 50 hydrogen-CNG buses in Delhi

Indian Oil will deploy 50 buses around the capital powered by a blend of hydrogen and CNG & the fleet could start rolling as soon as this year.

Karnataka coverts old bus into toilet for women, equips it with sanitary pads, baby stalls

Run on solar power, the Sthree toilet-bus parked at Majestic Central Bus Stand in Bengaluru has Indian & western toilets, solar sensor lights, and baby diaper changing areas.

Prospect of dirty, toxic air back as India unlocks. Here’s what govt can do to keep it clean

Famed urban planner Jane Jacobs once lamented that we are building cities for cars rather than people. Covid provides India a chance to reverse this trend.

AAP govt ready for Delhi Metro freebie, but sits on Rs 200-cr proposal for feeder buses

3 days after announcement of free Metro rides, Union ministry wrote to AAP govt asking to expedite approval for feeder buses pending since Jan 2018.

Has Mumbai ignored BEST transport system or is bus drivers’ strike an overreaction?

Public transport buses in Mumbai have been off roads as employees of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) undertaking have been on strike...

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.