Step nearer to new 650 low-floor AC buses as cupboard nod seemingly right now, Auto Information, Automobilnews
NEW DELHI: The method of awarding the tender for 650 low-floor air-conditioned buses beneath the cluster scheme is prone to get Delhi cupboard’s approval on Wednesday.
“The tender for low-floor, air-conditioned buses to be inducted beneath the cluster scheme is on the last stage. All that’s required now’s the Delhi cupboard’s nod, which is anticipated on Wednesday,” a Delhi authorities official stated.
“The buses will probably be inducted in two phases. Within the first part, 650 buses will probably be inducted and 350 will come within the subsequent part. The bidding course of for the 350 buses is already on,” the official stated.
“The cupboard can be prone to approve the method of floating tenders for 1,000 buses to be introduced by the Delhi Transport Company,” he stated.
The official added that the brand new set of buses have been prone to begin arriving by November this 12 months. The bids have been opened a month in the past on three totally different clusters of routes and the businesses have been shortlisted on the premise of their technical and monetary capabilities and charges provided.
That is the primary time in 10 years that the town’s bus fleet will get low ground air-conditioned buses. The Delhi authorities had final bought such buses forward of the Commonwealth Video games in 2010 to strengthen DTC’s fleet. After that, the federal government has solely launched standard-floor buses beneath the cluster scheme. There are 1,280 low-floor AC buses in DTC’s fleet.
The 650 low-floor buses will probably be divided into three totally different clusters catering to routes unfold throughout the town. Whereas one cluster has 24 routes for north and northwest Delhi, the second cluster has 26 routes, largely unfold in south and southeast Delhi. The third cluster has 34 routes, connecting east, northeast and west Delhi. There will probably be 250 buses in first cluster, 190 in second and 210 buses within the third.
The federal government had initially deliberate to herald 1,000 low-floor buses by November 2019. Nonetheless, the bid for the fourth cluster having 350 buses needed to be cancelled as only one firm submitted the tender for that. A recent tender was floated by the transport division for this cluster and the bidding is on at current.
The brand new low-floor AC buses could have three CCTV cameras, a digital show board, a public announcement system and likewise a world positioning system.
As per the federal government’s personal estimates, Delhi wants 11,000 buses whereas the precise quantity on roads is round 5,500. The federal government hopes to fulfill the shortfall partially by 2019.