Date Of Post: 26 June, 2018
New Delhi: The Delhi Metro will be linked to other public transport systems in all cities in the Delhi-NCR region within 1 year, an official said. Union Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri has asked the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corp.) to ensure “last-mile connectivity” by connecting the metro with feeder bus services in the NCR.
- Puri has also asked the DMRC to speed up work on the RRTS (Rapid Rail Transit System) project to support public transport services in the region.
- Puri had recently told the DMRC management to set up a separate commercial economic entity to complete these projects within the next 1 year, the official said.
- The DMRC management has begun work in this direction by upgrading the feeder bus services in Delhi.
- It has divided the metro’s operation into 5 zones and identified 52 routes linking them to start running air-conditioned buses on them.
Process Underway To Procure 427 Buses:
- The process to procure 427 buses is underway, a metro official said.
- The buses would be be run under the feeder services on the 52 routes.
- Of the total, 198 feeder buses would be electric and 229 would be CNG-run.
- The services, likely to begin by the end of this year, will have the automated ticketing system.
- The DMRC currently runs 269 feeder buses to maximise its reach.
- The new buses would replace the old vehicles.