The Delhi Cupboard Friday accredited the induction of 190 low-floor CNG propelled air-conditioned buses below its cluster scheme. The Delhi authorities at present operates a complete of three,033 non-AC and AC buses below the scheme.
With the addition of those 190 buses, the whole variety of cluster buses will attain 3,383 and the whole bus fleet in Delhi will attain an all-time excessive of seven,140. The federal government mentioned the buses will begin arriving subsequent yr.
Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot in a tweet mentioned, “Congrats Delhi! Cupboard as we speak, below the management of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal cleared the proposal for induction of 190 low-floor AC CNG buses fitted with CCTV, GPS, panic buttons and differently-abled pleasant.”
In an announcement, the Delhi authorities mentioned the buses can be “absolutely compliant with BS-VI emission requirements, geared up with state-of-the-art amenities like real-time passenger info system, CCTVs, panic buttons, GPS & different amenities in addition to being differently-abled pleasant”.
“The Transport division will incur an estimated quantity of Rs 1,259 crore on the viability hole funding for 10 years on the prevailing fare construction w.r.t the engagement of 190 buses below Cluster Quantity 16B CLF,” it mentioned.
“The bottom bidder IndClan Mobility Non-public Restricted will present these buses for 16B CLF below the Gross Price Mannequin of contracting and shall be working from Ghumanera depot. The tender for Cluster Quantity 16 CLF having 350 buses was floated twice however solely a single bid was acquired on each events and, therefore, tenders have been cancelled. The Delhi Cupboard on August 29 determined to separate the tender having Cluster-ID 16A CLF and 16B CLF with 160 and 190 buses respectively,” mentioned the assertion.
The federal government mentioned in response to the tender floated by the Delhi Built-in Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd. (DIMTS) on March 5, a complete of eight bids have been acquired by the Transport Division “by the e-procurement portal of the Delhi authorities, and the Monetary Analysis Committee discovered IndClan Mobility Non-public Ltd. because the lowest bidder”.
“300 electrical buses will even get inducted into the DTC fleet firstly of subsequent yr and a complete of roughly 3,500 new electrical buses are additionally getting added to the DTC and cluster fleet as per the induction plan of the Transport division,” the federal government mentioned.