New Delhi, Jan 27 (PTI) The Delhi government has started the process for inducting 1,000 buses under the Cluster scheme in a bid to boost public transport. Also Read - Under FAME II Scheme, DTC to Deliver 300 Electric Buses in Delhi Soon: Report

The Transport department has invited competitive bidding for induction of additional 1,000 buses in four clusters, a government official said today. Also Read - Free DTC Bus Service For Women From Oct 29: Kejriwal

Under the cluster scheme, 1,648 buses are already being run by the Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System (DIMTS), a joint venture of the Delhi government and IDFC Foundation. Also Read - Expansion plans underway, focus on growth and profitability: SpiceJet chief

The DIMTS has been authorised by the government for management of the bid process for selection of private operators for the four projects, the official said.

Besides, the Cluster scheme, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) also runs nearly 3,900 buses in the city.

The Delhi government was also procuring 2,000 standard floor buses to strengthen the public transport.

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