New Delhi , The wait for Mohalla buses on the narrow roads of the capital is going to increase, because the Delhi Transport Department has not yet received nine meter small buses for this scheme. Not only this, the government has not yet received the final report of the routes on which these buses are to operate.
According to the officials of the Transport Department, after the routes of Mohalla buses are decided, Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot will himself go on the ground and conduct a survey. At the same time, on the delay in bus service, the government says that its work is in the final stage. Let us tell you that in the budget of the year 2023-24, the Delhi government had announced to run nine meter small buses on the narrow roads of Delhi. Under this scheme, 2080 buses are to be run on narrow and congested roads. All buses will be electric. Work order regarding bus purchase has also been issued. Its objective was to operate Mohalla buses where there is difficulty in plying of 12 meter long DTC buses.
200 electric buses will soon be included in the fleet of DTC. 200 new electric buses will be included in the fleet of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC). If everything goes well, then next month the number of electric buses in the DTC fleet will cross one thousand. Currently DTC has 902 buses running. 200 more new electric buses will arrive by December. Of these, 55 buses have arrived in Delhi, which will be put on the roads in the next one week, the remaining 145 buses will be on the roads by December. These buses are part of the 1500 buses that have been coming for the last few months. About 700 buses have arrived so far, the remaining buses will arrive by February next year.