New Delhi, Sept.18 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has expressed confidence that pollution levels in the national capital will come down further with the introduction of hybrid buses.
Speaking at a function to inaugurate the city's largest bus transport depot here, Dikshit said the launching of hybrid buses should be seen as a defining moment in the history of Delhi, and added that it was a welcome feather in the cap of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).
Expressing confidence about more hybrid buses being inducted into the DTC fleet, the chief minister said, Delhi is set to welcome new initiatives of the DTC aimed at improving the lifestyle of passengers at large.
Delhi Public Works Department Minister, Raj Kumar Chauhan, said his department has taken due care in commissioning all projects within stipulated period and with substantial savings.
He described the new transport depot as an important infrastructure for the capital.
State Transport Minister, Arvinder Singh, said 6000 buses would ply during the duration of the XIXth Commonwealth Games from October 3 to 14.
He said the buses will include 1500 buses exclusively meant for players, media persons and officials.
Meanwhile, 42 sites in the city have been identified to provide direct bus services to Games venues so that sport lovers may not find it difficult to reach up to their destinations.
The DTC has taken up another big challenge in providing new glittering Q-shelters. It has already commissioned 400 such modern q-shelters on all roads leading to the Games venues. Another 800 Q-shelters are being installed.
The key features of the Millenium Park Bus Depot are as follows:
FIRST-EVER GREEN BUS DEPOT IN DELHI
DELHI ENTERS THE NEW ERA OF WORLD-CLASS TRANSPORT FACILITY
NEW DEPOT TO CATER TO THE NEEDS OF BUSES MEANT FOR THE GAMES AND BECOME AN INTEGRAL PART OF DELHI'S LEGACY
DEPOT WITH LOGISTIC CENTRE TO ENSURE PUNCTUALITY AND REGULARITY OF CITY ROUTES AND TO OVERCOME MISSING TRIPS
A NEW HOUSE FOR AROUND 1000 BUSES WITH EIGHT WASHING PITS, CNG FILLING STATIONS AND BAGGAGE SCANNING CENTRE
DTC TO PLY 6000 BUSES INCLUDING 1500 GAMES EXCLUSIVE DURING CWG DURATION
DTC IDENTIFIES 42 SITES TO PROVIDE DIRECT BUS SERVICE UP TO GAMES VENUES
400 GLITTERING Q-SHELTERS READY ON ROADS LEADING TO THE GAMES VENUES
INTRODUCTION OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY HYBRID BUSES TO ELIMINATE POLLUTION
HYBRID BUSES CAPABLE TO COVER DISTANCE IN A SPEED SIMILAR TO DELHI METRO ANI)