Delhi government launches tender for installation of 640 low-floor AC buses to bolster public transport
The Delhi government has issued tenders for the installation of 640 air-conditioned low-floor buses, including 190 electric buses, to bolster the public transport fleet in the nation’s capital.
In a notice published on Saturday, the Transport Department launched the call for tenders (RFQP) for the operation of 190 air-conditioned low-floor electric buses for private stage cars as part of the Cluster system.
Under the Delhi Integrated Multimodal System (DIMTS) cluster system, the government has so far installed 3,033 buses.
The day before, the Ministry of Transport published a call for tenders for the induction of 450 low-floor AC buses as part of the Cluster system.
Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) operates approximately 3,600 low-floor buses. Together, the DTC and Cluster buses make up the public transport fleet. Another important segment of public transport is Delhi Metro trains.
The new buses equipped with the latest features like GPS, panic buttons and CCTV cameras are expected to be rolled out on city roads by mid-2022, if the deals are successful, officials said. of the department.
The new low-floor buses will replace the old ones in two clusters that will complete the road life of 7.50 lakh kilometers by next year. This will ensure that people don’t have to deal with a bus shortage, a department officer said.
The buses that end their life on the road are standard buses which will be replaced by low-floor AC buses.
It is estimated that Delhi needs at least 11,000 buses to meet the public transport needs of the population. The Delhi government has made efforts to bring in more buses.
The DTC also recently launched a tender for 300 electric buses which are expected to be deployed from November this year.
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