Delhi government conducted a trial run of around 750 private buses on Sunday that will ply on roads during odd-even scheme that begins from January 1. Also Read - Delhi Man Kills Wife, Sleeps Next to Body
Transport Minister Gopal Rai extended the registration date for enrolling private buses, which will be plying under ‘DTC Paryavaran Bus Sewa’ during the 15-day period. Also Read - Ladakh Standoff: What India, China Discussed During 16-Hour Long Military-Level Talks | Read Here
“So far, around 2,732 private buses have been registered for plying in Delhi during the odd-even scheme. Out of 2,732 buses, around 1,832 are school buses,” DTC spokesperson Dr RS Minhas said. [ALSO READ: Delhi Odd Even Logic: Seven funny tweets on Arvind Kejriwal’s new plan] Also Read - Ladakh Standoff: India-China Hold 10th Round of Military Talks For Further Disengagement | What to Expect
Earlier in the day, the transport minister visited BBM depot in north Delhi and took stock of the preparations.
Dr Minhas said that around 750 buses, which have been given special permits, will be plying on various routes.
On December 4, the Arvind Kejriwal government had announced that 4,000 buses will be “general” buses while 2,000 buses will be taken from schools after their duty hours will have 50 per cent seats reserved for women.[ALSO READ: Delhi police rejects Arvind Kejriwal govt’s odd-even vehicle number proposal]
The government recently issued a helpline — 011-23370209, for applicants who want to register with this new bus service.