Delhi Cab clears procurement of 3125 low floor CNG buses

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New Delhi, Sep 8 (UNI) The Delhi Cabinet today gave its final nod for procurement of 1875 non-AC and 1250 AC low-floor CNG propelled buses, whose inclusion in the city fleet is likely to go a long way in improving its public transport system.

At a meeting, presided over by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, the cabinet also approved four Bills for introduction in the forthcoming session of the state Legislative Assembly, to be held from September 10 to 12.

The Bills are-Delhi Medicare Service Personnel and Medicare Service Institutions Bill, 2008, Delhi Degradable Plastic Bag and Garbage Amendment Bill, 2008, Bill for setting up University for Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research and Bill for establishment of Delhi Higher Education Council.

Briefing mediapersons after the Cabinet Meeting, Ms Dikshit said 3125 new buses would be procured at the earliest as the Cabinet has given its final nod for the purpose. With addition of 1875 non-AC and 1250 AC low-floor CNG propelled buses in intra-city bus fleet of DTC the service would substantially improve as far as availability of buses on different routes and reliability and punctuality is concerned.

Ms Dikshit said the quotation of M/s Tata Motors Ltd has been accepted being the lowest one. She added that process of augmentation of bus fleet of the DTC would continue and 6000 new buses in all would be added, which would facilitate phasing out of blue-line buses. Apart from this, introduction of new buses would go a long way in providing a world-class Public Transport System in the Capital.

The Cabinet has decided to introduce the Delhi Medicare Service Personnel and Medicare Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage Property) Bill, 2008 in the Legislative Assembly with an aim to prohibit incidents leading to violence and damage.

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