Delhi Government Officers Bus Travel: Officers associated with DTC and Transport Department in Delhi will now travel by bus at least once a week. The Delhi Government has taken this decision to encourage the use and adoption of public transport in Delhi and to make the public transport system better. It has been made mandatory for Group A and B officers of the Transport Department and Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to travel in public buses at least once a week.
In the circular issued by the Transport Department of Delhi today, it has been said that the officials have to give their feedback while traveling. According to this, Group A and B officers traveling in public buses have to give this feedback by filling a proforma on various parameters related to quality of service in buses. Through this initiative, the Delhi government aims to convey the message that the transition to sustainable public transport is a lifestyle change for the betterment of the health and environment of the citizens of Delhi.
All these officers have to give feedback on these parameters while traveling in public transport-
What are the criteria?
- General cleaning and maintenance of buses
- Marshal availability in the bus
- Driver and conductor behavior
- Bus lane discipline followed by the driver
- Bus stop at designated bus stop
- Over Speeding / Dangerous Driving / Overtaking by Driver
- Timely bus availability
How many buses in the public fleet?
Today there are 7200 buses in Delhi’s public bus fleet which is the highest ever. It has 152 electric buses, which are of zero emission. Of these, 150 electric buses were flagged off by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday from the IP depot. Presently all the buses plying under the Delhi Public Transport Fleet are equipped with modern facilities. These include CCTV cameras, panic buttons and bus marshals, live tracking of buses, two-way connections with command-and-control centers and contactless ticketing facilities.
To improve the transport system
Pink passes are also given to women for free travel in Delhi’s public buses. Delhi’s Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot has said that we want to improve the public transport system as much as possible, so that the people of Delhi can get the benefit of comfortable and smooth travel. Kailash Gehlot said that for this our officers are very excited and committed to develop world class public transport infrastructure. In this the participation of the people of Delhi is also very important.
Government will implement the suggestions
Kailash Gehlot said that as officials of the Transport Department and DTC often travel in our public buses, we will be able to establish a regular feedback to improve our services. Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot appealed to the citizens of Delhi to meet our officials while traveling in public buses and tell them what changes they want to see in the public transport system. We will take cognizance of your suggestions and issues and make changes.
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