Delhi Govt approves modernisation of 7 of the busiest bus terminals
Almost 40 per cent of trips in Delhi are made by public busesAuthor : Sunaina
New Delhi: The AAP Government has given its approval for modernisation of seven of the busiest bus terminals in Delhi to ensure a world class transit experience to bus commuters.
The Transport Department has already floated tender for modernization of Nehru Place Bus Terminal, and tender for another two bus terminals (Najafgarh, Azadpur) are expected to be floated within a week. Tenders for four more terminals are expected to be released in February, the Delhi Government said in a statement on Tuesday.
DTC provides facilities such as information centre and bus pass office at these terminals along with public conveniences at these hubs.
Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said, ''Bus terminals in Delhi have been neglected for decades and the convenience and comfort of bus commuters often ignored. The present terminals do not incorporate basic public amenities such as waiting area, water and toilet facilities, pick-up/drop-off points. And also the spaces are poorly lit and shelters are few and far between which deter women, young and aged passengers and differently abled commuters from using the terminals.''