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Delhi to get 1,000 low-floor AC buses by October 2019

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Delhi Cabinet on Thursday granted administrative approval for procuring 1,000 low-floor air-conditioned buses for the national capital.

In a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Cabinet set October 2019 as the deadline for arrival of the buses, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told reporters here.

"The buses will start coming in different lots from July (2019) and by October all the buses will be on the road," he said.

The Transport Department had sought the Cabinet's approval to engage 1,000 low-floor CNG-propelled air-conditioned buses.

The Delhi government has to augment the city bus fleet of stage carriages to up to 11,000 in accordance with the directions of the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court.

As on date, the overall fleet of DTC and Cluster buses stands at 5,460.

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First Published: Thu, November 22 2018. 20:28 IST
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