Delhi Minister welcomes HC’s nod for 500 additional DTC buses

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New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Monday welcomed the verdict of the High Court allowing the government to purchase 500 standard-floor buses with hydraulic lifts to help the differently-abled people easily board and deboard.

“I welcome the verdict. We now hope to augment the fleet of buses at the earliest to strengthen public transport,” he said in a tweet.

The Delhi High Court on Monday allowed the state government to purchase 500 standard-floor buses that can ply on the city’s outskirts where the roads are in a poor condition.

The Supreme Court, in its interim order on August 2, had allowed the Delhi government to purchase 500 standard-floor buses, out of the 1,000 proposed, to improve the woefully inadequate public transport system in the city.A

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The top court had left it for the high court to decide on the remaining 500 standard-floor buses.

The government has said the decision was taken considering the urgent need to augment the existing bus fleet, particularly on rural routes.

–IANS

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