Delhi gets hop-on, hop-off bus tour for CWG

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Sheila Dikshit
New Delhi, Sep 27: As the Commonwealth Games is at the peak, the first hop-on-hop-off bus service was flagged off by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday, Sep 27 to offer Commonwealth Games visitors “perfect introduction" to Delhi.

The bus will ply in all the important tourist destinations including monuments, museums and popular markets.

“The bus service will take visitors across the city. It is a very special service and I hope people will like it," Ms. Dikshit said.

Modelled with best facilities, the starting point of the hop-on-hop-off service will be the Baba Kharag Singh Marg in Connaught Place.

All the 14 'Hoho" buses are spacious, air-conditioned and have on-board entertainment facilities. Every bus has a guest relations executive who will give tourists information about all the sites which are part of the tour.

Ms. Dikshit said the number of buses may be increased in future depending on the response of tourists.

The 'Hoho" service is a joint venture between DTTDC, Prasanna Purple Mobility Solutions Pvt Ltd and Urban Mass Transit Company Ltd (UMTC).

“Hoho buses follow a loop system, which is organised in such a way that these buses continuously move on a fixed route all day long. So one can board or get off a bus at any of the earmarked points on the way," said another official.

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