Friday, 12 August, 2022
TopicDTC buses

Topic: DTC 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

Home ministry recommends CBI probe into Delhi govt’s purchase of 1,000 low-floor buses

Responding to the development, the Delhi govt refuted 'allegations' of corruption in bus procurement and accused the BJP-led government of 'harassing' it by using the CBI.

Delhi public transport on your phone soon, discounted fares & live data of buses a click away

The data & fares are to be part of the revamped One Delhi app, which will also contain details of the nearest electric charging stations. It is to be rolled out within the fortnight. 

‘Fix criminal liability’: After BJP, now Congress wants probe into bus procurement by AAP govt

Congress has demanded a CVC probe into the procurement of 1,000 DTC buses by AAP govt in Delhi. A local panel had earlier dismissed charges of corruption.

As states see Covid surge, cautious Delhi to adopt cluster-based genome sequence testing

The Delhi government has also decided to run metro and DTC buses at the previously fixed limited capacities for now.

Why Covid gives Delhi the perfect reason & chance to revamp its public transport system

As people hesitantly take public transport amid the pandemic, experts say this a good time to ramp up bus services, improve last-mile connectivity and affect long term policy changes.

Less stops, fewer passengers — DTC could need more buses to run services after lockdown

Delhi Transport Corporation is concentrating on commuting models keeping in mind social distancing norms.

Delhi govt ties up with Harvard, World Bank to study impact of free bus rides for women

The study will attempt to understand the effect of free rides on the safety and mobility of women in the national capital.

Delhi govt approves Rs 290 crore grants for women’s free travel in buses, metro trains

The funds are being set aside to fulfill Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's promise of frees rides on DTC buses, cluster buses and the metro from 29 October.

Forget free pass, DTC will have just 204 buses by 2025 as Kejriwal hasn’t bought any

Delhi’s DTC bus fleet is down to 3,849 as of March this year from 6,024 in 2010.

On Camera

YourTurn

The new Hyundai Tucson. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Hyundai’s new Tucson comes loaded to the gills. Its style and power match the price

First-generation Tucson was not only quite an ugly vehicle but also drove pretty badly. But the new edition shows how Hyundai has turned the corner.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How EPFO made Rs 68,000 crore off your retirement money by investing in exchange traded funds

Retirement fund body has seen rise in earnings from capital gains from equity. Its earnings are distributed among its subscribers, with EPFO retaining a small surplus.

Defence

Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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