Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday flagged off 100 standard floor buses in the Nactional Capital which are dynamically equipped with hydraulic features. The buses were flagged off at a ceremony from the Rajghat Depot also attended by the Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot and transport department officers, DTC, DIMTC and other official authorities.
25 more buses hit the roads of Delhi in August, while 100 were flagged off in October. 200 were flagged off in November and 100 more have been added to the depot earlier this month, each with amusing features.
"A total of 525
new buses with ultra modern facilities have hit Delhi roads since August. These
are 37-seater buses with hydraulic lifts for the convenience of
differently-abled people. "Fourteen panic buttons have been installed
inside the buses and each side has seven buttons each. At the same time, three
CCTV cameras have been installed inside each bus," said Gahlot.
Here are 4 Things you need to know about these 100 standard floor buses flagged off in Delhi by the Chief Minister:-
Reason for more buses
"I have flagged off 100 more buses today. Now, many new
buses have hit Delhi's roads over the past few months. It is my dream to
modernise Delhi's public transport infrastructure so that it becomes a
comfortable option for every citizen. Hundreds of new buses will be added
within the next five to six months. The shortage of buses since many years is
now being addressed with these new additional buses. One thousand electric
buses will also be inducted very soon," said Kejriwal.
This specified feature of hydraulic lifts has been implemented in buses of Delhi to make sure that differently-abled persons do not struggle with traveling within the city.
Another technical feature implemented in buses functioning
with the city so that conveniences of the authorities remain unshaken and
safety procedures are followed in an organized way. This GPS tracker will let
the officials know where all the buses have been functioning with a better
record of travel.
Panic Buttons and CCTV Cameras
Soon after the DTC services in the city became free for women and specialized Marshals were recruited for women safety, the technology has yet come to salvation for women implementing Panic Buttons and CCTV cameras in public transport.