"A total of 41.63 lakh passengers traveled by the DTC buses yesterday. In the morning, a total of 5,391 buses were put into service for facilitating commuters," said a DTC senior official.
The DTC helpline number today received around 1,200 calls of which 1,124 were queries regarding availability of buses while remaining were suggestions and complaints, said the official, adding 25 calls were of suggestions, 57 of complaints, of which 40 were against autorickshaw, nine against buses and one against Gramin Sewa.
Delhi Transport minister Gopal Rai today said that the department was running a total of 7,143 buses including those of DTC, Cluster service and additional buses procured from private bus operators and schools.
Transport department has stopped its talks with schools for more buses. The 7,143 buses being run presently will continue till January 15, he added.