Delhi University students demanding subsidised Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus fares for students organised a march from Civil Lines to the residence of the Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal.
The march proved to be fruitful with the CM giving audience to the students. Almost 5 lakh students will benefit from the CM’s proposal to reduce the price of passes to Rs 200 for students in both AC and non-AC DTC buses.
Currently, the monthly passes cost Rs 800 for non-AC buses and Rs 1,275 for AC buses. A windfall gain for students! And the icing on the cake – the student passes will be valid on AC buses as well – which was not the case earlier. A much-needed escape from the sweltering summers of Delhi. The passes will be available from September 1, 2018.
Meanwhile, the CM tweeted, “Directed Transport Minister to expedite the proposal to allow student passes in AC buses too.”
According to the students, the CM mentioned that 200 more buses will be introduced in the near future. He also added that university special buses and women special buses would also be introduced.
A win-win for students in Delhi!