To make matters easier and better for commuters, the authorities have added 100 new buses to the fleet of the orange cluster scheme buses, bringing the number of buses to 2,000. Here's what you need to know about the expansion of the bus fleet.
What's the update?
On Thursday, the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal flagged off the fourth set of cluster scheme buses. This fourth set of buses consists of 100 standard floor buses and its addition has brought the total number of buses in the fleet to 2,000. Surely, this is a step in the right direction to accommodate the 42 lakh Delhiites who use buses everyday.
In just the past few months, there has been a phenomenal increase in these orange coloured buses. Needless to say, it is certainly helping the general populous of Delhi. What's neat is that the new buses come with a slew of technological advancements that make it state of the art and safer than ever before.
State of the art buses
The buses that have been added to the fleet are completely new and have a bunch of features that make them a better fit for daily commuters. The new buses come with CCTV cameras, GPS trackers, panic buttons, hydraulic lifts for the disabled and a few more features that makes travelling in these buses a lot more safer.
What plans for the future?
As of now, the cluster bus fleet is expanding quite well. However, with the ever increasing number of passengers, there is a requirement of over 10,000 buses on Delhi streets, both DTC and Cluster scheme. There are plans to induct new electric buses, low floor buses and a few more in the near future.
Residents of Delhi have it pretty good when it comes to public transport in the city, but the addition of new buses to existing fleets is always a welcome surprise. What with all the eco-friendly buses making their way to Delhi, we're rather excited about the future of public transport in the National Capital.